Contents>> Vol. 5, No. 2  The Irony of Democratization and the Decline of Royal Hegemony in Thailand Kasian Tejapira* * เกษียร เตชะพีระ, Faculty of Political Science, Thammasat University, 2 Prachan Road, Phra Nakorn, Bangkok 10200, Thailand e-mail: kasian[at]tu.ac.th DOI: 10.20495/seas.5.2_219 I intend to approach the current decade-long political crisis in Thailand from two perspectives: power shift and cultural political hegemony. From a comparative historical point of view, the current crisis fits into a pattern of cyclical power shifts in modern Thai politics in which an initial opening/liberalization of the economy led to the emergence of a new class/social group, which in turn grew and rose to politically challenge the existing […]

Vol 1. No 2. of Southeast Asian Studies

Published in August, 2012 CONTENTS Articles “Identity Monarchy”: Interrogating Heritage for a Divided Malaysia ・・・ Anthony MILNER A Posthumous Return from Exile: The Legacy of an Anticolonial Religious Leader in Today’s Vietnam ・・・ Janet HOSKINS Fostering Incentive-Based Policies and Partnerships for Integrated Watershed Management in the Southeast Asian Uplands ・・・ Andreas NEEF Hidden Transcripts from “Below” in Rural Politics of the Philippines: Interpreting the Janus-facedness of Patron-Client Ties and Tulong (Help) ・・・ SOON Chuan Yean Singapore’s Prescription for Successful Control of Transnational Emerging Infectious Diseases ・・・ Minako Jen YOSHIKAWA Book Reviews Michael K. Jerryson and Mark Juergensmeyer, eds. Buddhist Warfare. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010, 272 p. ・・・ John […]


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