So-called Thai-style democracy


So-called Thai-style democracy is a conservative definition of hybrid regime that allows an elite to maintain control over the political agenda against the demands of the disadvantaged masses. It does this by ensuring that political parties are weak and that political control is maintained through unelected positions.”

Kevin Hewison (University of North Carolina)

Read more: The heart of political struggle (New Mandala)

See also: Taking on Thailand’s myths (Asia Sentinel)

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2 responses to “So-called Thai-style democracy

  1. Nail on the head, anyone?

  2. We try to do our best.

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