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Tyrell Haberkorn’s deeply researched book details the violent history of the Thai state after the establishment of its constitution, showing how the abuses used to suppress political dissent have become institutionalized.
About the Author
Tyrell Haberkorn is an associate professor in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She is the author of Revolution Interrupted: Farmers, Students, Law, and Violence in Northern Thailand.
Table of Contents
Preface Abbreviations Note on Language, Translation, and Dates Introduction: Impunity as State Formation 1 The Repetition of Arbitrary Detention 2 The Birth of Human Rights and the Rise of Authoritarianism 3 The Burning of People and Villages 4 The Hidden Transcript of Amnesty 5 Accounting for Human Rights at the End of the Cold War 6 Disappearance and the Jurisprudence of Impunity 7 Who Can Be Killed with Impunity and Who Cannot Be Impugned Conclusion: History in a Time of Dictatorship Appendix: A New, Partial Chronology of Thai History Notes Bibliography Index