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Democracy and National Identity in Thailand

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Democracy and National Identity in Thailand by Michael Kelly Connors
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This book seeks to illuminate how Thai elites have used democracy as an instrument for order and discipline. Drawing on interviews, numerous Thai language sources, and critical theory, the author reveals a remarkable adaptation of the idea of democracy in the Thai context. He shows how elites have drawn on Western political theory to design projects to create modern citizens. Connors argues that it is possible to see the idea and practice of elite liberal democracy in Thailand, and elsewhere, as a key ideological resource in the project of securing hegemony over undisciplined populations. In this perspective the ideas of civil society, civic virtue, social capital and democracy itself are all part of the weaponry deployed in an effort to create 'good citizens', who act as guardians of the elite defined common good. The book will be fascinating reading for Southeast Asia specialists, researchers on democratisation, national identity and the politics of Thailand.

Author Biography

Michael Kelly Connors is Lecturer in Politics at La Trobe University, Melbourne. He has written articles for journals such as Democratization, Journal of Contemporary Asia and Thamyris, an International Journal of Feminist Inquiry.
Release date NZ
October 17th, 2002
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
RoutledgeCurzon
Pages
284
Dimensions
156x234x19
ISBN-13
9780415272308
Product ID
2247686

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