Comparative Sociology

“Democracy and National Identity in Thailand is by far one of the most provocative, yet illuminating, studies on ‘developmental liberalism’ in Thailand, per se, and on the ratiocination of ‘non-

“Democracy and National Identity in Thailand is by far one of the most provocative, yet illuminating, studies on ‘developmental liberalism’ in Thailand, per se, and on the ratiocination of ‘non-Western’ forms of democratic government, in general. To a large extent it is the result of the author’s sagacious process-tracing approach of ‘the new mechanisms of subjection that take root as the discourse of democracy is globalised’… Democracy and National Identity in Thailand is an excellent example of a consistent and perspicacious research, which follows closely the development of the problems under discussion, without breeching its methodological ramifications…[it] will be extremely relevant to anyone studying, working and dealing with issues of democratisation, nationalism and Southeast Asian studies; as well as to the broader audience of students of political theory and international politics.”

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