Money and Power in Provincial Thailand

Money and Power in Provincial Thailand

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ISBN-13: 9788787062701
Publisher: Nordic Institute of Asian Studies
Publication date: 01/01/2000
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.66(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
Editor's Noteviii
Contributorsix
1.Of Greed and Violence, and Other Signs of Progress1
2.Chao Sua, Chao Pho, Chao Thi: Lords of Thailand's Transition30
3.Local Godfathers in Thai Politics53
4.The Rise of Local Power in Thailand: Provincial Crime, Elections and the Bureaucracy74
5.Market Society and the Origins of the New Thai Politics97
6.The Local Dynamics of the 'New Political Economy': A District Business Association and Its Role in Electoral Politics123
7.The Entrepreneurs of Khorat154
8.Developing Provincial Capitalism: A Profile of the Economic and Political Roles of a New Generation in Khon Kaen, Thailand195
9.Beyond Bangkok: The Provincial Middle Class in the 1992 Protests221
Select Bibliography271
Index284

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