State and Uncivil Society in Thailand at the Temple of Preah Vihear

State and Uncivil Society in Thailand at the Temple of Preah Vihear

Puangthong R. Pawakapan

Format: Print Book

ISBN: 9789814459907

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Since it began in 2008, the dispute over the temple of Preah Vihear and its adjacent area has envenomed Thai-Cambodian relations. Puangthong R. Pawakapan argues that initially Thai-Cambodian cooperation on the temple had begun within the framework of Thailand’s strategy to become a regional economic centre and leader. It was the first time in Southeast Asia that two formerly antagonistic states were employing cultural methods to settle a territorial dispute and turned it into a symbol of friendship and cooperation between the two countries. But the ultra-nationalist movement derailed this essay in cooperation. Instead, the temple became a symbol of hatred between the two countries. The ultra-nationalists’ success has to be attributed to the support it enjoyed from various civic groups and institutions.

(Length x Height x Width) in mm :152 x 229
Weight in grams: 200
Author Biography:Puangthong R. Pawakapan is Associate Professor in the International Relations Department, Chulalongkorn University.
Binding: Paperback
Keywords: Education Organizations & Institution
Page count: 125
Imprint: ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute
Publication Date: 20130816

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