Saying the Unsayable: Monarchy and Democracy in Thailand (Nias Studies in Asian Topics)

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The Thai monarchy today is usually presented as both guardian of tradition and the institution to bring modernity and progress to the Thai people. It is moreover seen as protector of the nation. Scrutinizing that image, this volume reviews the fascinating history of the modern monarchy. It also analyses important cultural, historical, political, religious, and legal forces shaping the popular image of the monarchy and, in particular, of King Bhumibol Adulyadej. In this manner, the book offers valuable insights into the relationships between monarchy, religion and democracy in Thailand – topics that, after the September 2006 coup d’état, gained renewed national and international interest.

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Soren Ivarsson, associate professor at the University of Copenhagen, is particularly interested in nationalism, state formation and historiography. His monograph, Creating Laos, was published by NIAS Press in 2008 and has attracted much acclaim. Lotte Isager is an anthropologist and geographer working at the University of Copenhagen. Her primary research interests are environmental management, agrarian change, governance and identity politics in Southeast Asia and East Africa.

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