This study challenges the prevailing view that Thailand's democratization process in the 1990s was led by the active middle class. It presents an alternative explanation, examining certain 'passive' forces. The author argues the need to break free from the spell of the assumption that the middle class is pro-democracy and turn attention toward anti-democratization forces because the pace of political democratization was slowed down by the presence of such forces. This book will emphasize the fresh point of view that democratization was advanced by appeasement of the forces that were reluctant to democratization. The Japanese original of this book won an Ohira Masayoshi Memorial Prize in 2003.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Trans Pacific Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. HARDCOVER Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. Book: NEW, New. Bookseller Inventory # 67978192090184400. Bookseller Inventory # 67978192090184400
Book Description Trans Pacific Press, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1920901841
Book Description Trans Pacific Press, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 1920901841