Tag: Democracy

Can Thailand Recover from Persistent Dictatorship?

Thailand was once the hope of democracy in Southeast Asia. Two coups and two constitutions later and opposition nearly suppressed into extinction, the Bangkok elite have dragged Thailand back to something akin to absolutism. Is there any chance for democracy...

/ March 9, 2020
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“DEMOCRACY HAS ALWAYS BE A HIGHLY CONTESTED CONCEPT, FEARED AND DISDAINED AMONG ELITES”

Professor Noam Chomsky delivered a recored message to the participants at the Official Launch of FORSEA, in Kuala Lumpur, February 16, 2019. A powerful oratory on the state of democracy from one of the world's most most respected public intellectuals.

/ February 18, 2019
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NO MATTER HOW THAILAND VOTES, THE MILITARY’S GRIP WILL STAY

Even if those who oppose the junta win the elections, they would be deeply hampered by the constitution’s anti-democratic elements.

/ December 14, 2018