Bangkok, May 2010: Perspectives on a Divided Thailand

Bangkok, May 2010: Perspectives on a Divided Thailand

Michael J Montesano

Format: Print Book

ISBN: 9789814345354

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After a two-month stand-off between Red Shirt protestors and the government of Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, violence and arson scarred central Bangkok in mid-May 2010. This shocking turn of events underlined how poorly understood the deep divisions in the society and politics of Thailand remained, even five years into the country’s prolonged crisis. This volume collects analysis and commentary on those divisions from an unusually large and prominent group of Thai and foreign scholars and observers of the country. Contributions examine socio-economic, political, diplomatic, historical, cultural, and ideological issues with rare frankness, clarity, and lack of jargon.

(Length x Height x Width) in mm :152 x 229
Weight in grams: 560
Author Biography:Michael J. Montesano is Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore.
Binding: Paperback
Keywords: Government General
Page count: 351
Imprint: ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute
Publication Date: 20120118

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