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Fighting for virtue : justice and politics in Thailand

Author: Duncan McCargo
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2019. ©2019
Series: Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Offers an analysis of the recent era of "judicialization," using close scrutiny of some key trials to explain how and why Thailand's judges proved unable to resolve the country's longstanding political crisis, despite their royal mandate to do so"--
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
McCargo, Duncan, author.
Fighting for virtue
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2019
(DLC) 2019018382
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Duncan McCargo
ISBN: 9780801449994 0801449995
OCLC Number: 1097474049
Description: xii, 261 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : legalism and the revival of treason --
Privileged caste? --
Bench and throne --
Challenges to the judiciary --
Against the crown? --
Computer compassings --
Against the state --
Crimes of Thaksin --
Courting constitutionalism --
Conclusion : the trouble is politics.
Series Title: Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University.
Responsibility: Duncan McCargo.

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Fighting for Virtue investigates how Thailand's judges were tasked by the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX) in 2006 with helping to solve the country's intractable political problems-and what  Read more...

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"Fighting for Virtue is quite detailed and rich, and will appeal to anyone interested in Thai politics. It should be assigned reading in courses on Thai politics, Southeast Asian comparative Read more...

 
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