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Gambling, the state and society in Thailand, c. 1800-1945

Author: James A Warren
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2013.
Series: Routledge studies in the modern history of Asia (2005), 82.
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"Charts the development of gambling in Thailand and relates it to the development of Thai state and society, showing how gambling was a fundamental issue hugely affecting political developments. It considers the difference between law and how law is enforced, outlining how the Thai elite, though professing opposition to gambling, often both tolerated and profited from it, as did the police"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Warren, James A. (James Alastair), 1975-
Gambling, the state and society in Thailand, c. 1800-1945.
New York : Routledge, 2013
(DLC) 2012039547
(OCoLC)781675526
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James A Warren
ISBN: 9780203552100 0203552105 9781135908935 1135908931
OCLC Number: 841171211
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Gambling and socio-economic change in nineteenth-century Siam --
Games, dens and players : gambling in nineteenth-century Thai society --
Gambling revenue and the creation of the modern Thai nation-state --
The Thai elite, anti-gambling and lawmaking --
The police and enforcement --
The judiciary, punishment and the prison --
The press and the Bangkok middle class --
Buddhism, the sangha and the silent majority --
The criminalization of vice : gambling policy in comparative perspective.
Series Title: Routledge studies in the modern history of Asia (2005), 82.
Responsibility: James A. Warren.

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"Charts the development of gambling in Thailand and relates it to the development of Thai state and society, showing how gambling was a fundamental issue hugely affecting political developments. It considers the difference between law and how law is enforced, outlining how the Thai elite, though professing opposition to gambling, often both tolerated and profited from it, as did the police"--Provided by publisher.

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