A history of Thailand

by Baker, Christopher John, 1948-

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A History of Thailand offers a lively and accessible account of Thailand's political, economic, social and cultural history. This book explores how a world of mandarin nobles and unfree peasants was transformed and examines how the monarchy managed the foundation of a new nation-state at the turn of the twentieth century. The authors capture the clashes between various groups in their attempts to take control of the nation-state in the twentieth century. They track Thailand's economic changes through an economic boom, globalisation and the evolution of mass society. This edition sheds light on Thailand's recent political, social and economic developments, covering the coup of 2006, the violent street politics of May 2010, and the landmark election of 2011 and its aftermath. It shows how in Thailand today, the monarchy, the military, business and new mass movements are players in a complex conflict over the nature and future of the country's democracy.
Before Bangkok
The old order in transition, 1760s to 1860s
Reforms, 1850s to 1910s
Peasants, merchants, and officials, 1870s to 1930s
Nationalisms, 1910s to 1940s
The American era and development, 1940s to 1960s
Ideologies, 1940s to 1970s
Globalization and mass society, 1970s onwards
A political society, 1970s onwards
Postscript: The strong state and the well-being of the people.

Additional Information
Subjects Thailand -- History.
Thailand -- Economic conditions.
Publisher Port Melbourne, Vic. :Cambridge University Press,2014
Edition Third edition.
Contributors Pasuk Phongpaichit, author.
Language English
Description xx, 323 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-297) and index.
ISBN 9781107420212
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