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Monarchy and money in Thailand

In a new review available at JCA’s website (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2017.1317073), editor Kevin Hewison reviews Working Towards the Monarchy: The Politics of Space in Downtown Bangkok by Serhat Ünaldi, published by the University of Hawaii Press in 2016. Hewison observes that … Continue reading

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Reviewing Thailand’s monarchy

Late last year, crusading journalist Andrew MacGregor Marshall’s long-awaited book A Kingdom in Crisis: Thailand’s Struggle for Democracy in the Twenty-First Century was published by Zed Books. The Journal of Contemporary Asia has just published a review article of this … Continue reading

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Working Towards the Monarchy and its Discontents: Anti-royal Graffiti in Downtown Bangkok

Serhat Ünaldi’s recent article at the journal is available for free download. So far almost 4000 downloads have been recorded. The article examines the desacralisation of royal charisma in contemporary Thailand. Over the past few years an underground discourse has … Continue reading

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