In Plain Sight: Impunity and Human Rights in Thailand

In Plain Sight: Impunity and Human Rights in Thailand

by Tyrell Haberkorn


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780299314446
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 07/23/2019
Series: New Perspectives in SE Asian Studies Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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

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                    

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