Democracy and National Identity in Thailand

Democracy and National Identity in Thailand

eBook - 2007
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Baker & Taylor
This revised and updated edition of the widely praised Democracy and National Identity in Thailand provides readers with a fascinating discussion of how debates about democracy and national identity in Thailand have evolved from the period of counter-insurgency in the 1960s to the current period. Focusing on state and civil society centered democratic projects, Connors uses original Thai language sources to trace how the Thai state developed a democratic ideology that meshed with idealized notions of Thai identity, focusing on the monarchy. The book moves on to explore how non-state actors have mobilized notions of democracy and national identity in their battle against authoritarian rule. It also invites readers to explore democratic ideology as a form of power aimed at creating ideal citizens able to support elite national projects.

Publisher: Copenhagen : NIAS Press, 2007
Edition: Rev. paperback ed
ISBN: 9788776945152
Characteristics: 1 online resource (320 pages)


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