Kings, Country and Constitutions: Thailand's Political Development 1932-2000 by Kobkua Suwannathat-Pian
Kings, Country and Constitutions: Thailand's Political Development 1932-2000
Author: Kobkua Suwannathat-Pian
Title: Kings, Country and Constitutions: Thailand's Political Development 1932-2000
ISBN10: 0700714731
ISBN13: 978-0700714735
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
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Publisher: Routledge (April 18, 2003)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1362 kb
Size epub: 1315 kb
Rating: 4.4 ✪
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Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
Provides a detailed analysis of Thailand's political development since 1932, when Thailand became a constitutional monarchy, until the present. It examines the large number of different versions of the constitution which Thailand has had since 1932, and explains why the constitution has been subject to such frequent change, and why there have been so many outbursts of violent, political unrest. It explores the role of the military, and, most importantly, discusses the role of the monarchy, which, as the author shows, has been crucial in holding Thailand together through the various changes of regime. The author brings to light original and largely unseen documents from the Public Records Office and US National Archives, as well as drawing upon her extensive knowledge of politics in Thailand.