“Thai Politics in Translation makes noteworthy contributions on at least four levels. First, it incorporates the case of Thailand into efforts to understand the nature and varieties of conservative political and social visions. [..] Second, the volume quite simply takes Thai intellectual life seriously. […] The book’s third major contribution comes in its success in furthering understanding of Bhumibol’s momentous reign. [..] Fourth and finally, those texts also raise questions about what was enduring and what was ephemeral in the conservatism and royalism of Bhumibol’s late reign.The effort and vision of Michael Connors and Ukrist Pathamanand-along with the commitment to excellence in the publication of scholarship on Thailand of Gerald Jackson and NIAS Press- have made informed consideration of such questions more likely. “