Thailand: The Politics of Despotic Paternalism (Studies on Southeast Asia)

Thailand: The Politics of Despotic Paternalism (Studies on Southeast Asia) by Thak Chaloemtiarana epub pdf fb2

Title: Thailand: The Politics of Despotic Paternalism (Studies on Southeast Asia)
Author: Thak Chaloemtiarana
ISBN10: 0877277729
ISBN13: 978-0877277729
Publisher: Cornell Southeast Asia Program Publications; 1 edition (January 1, 2007)
Language: English
Subcategory: Humanities
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Thailand: The Politics of Despotic Paternalism (Studies on Southeast Asia) by Thak Chaloemtiarana


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In 1958, Marshal Sarit Thanarat became prime minister of Thailand following a bloodless coup. This book offers a comprehensive study of Sarit's paternalistic, militaristic regime, which laid the foundations for Thailand's support of the US military campaign in Southeast Asia. The analysis documents the ways in which Sarit shaped modern Thai politics, in part by rationalizing a symbiotic relationship between his own office and the Thai monarchy.