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Thailand's Relapse: the Implications of the May 2014 Coup

Author: Claudio Sopranzetti

In: Journal of Asian Studies, Vol 75, No 2, 2016, pp. 299-316

The author notes that at first the May 2014 coup looked like a re-run of earlier coups which resulted in short term military rule and an interim government, but the strength of repression and reorganization of  power soon indicated a more major shift  towards permanent authoritarianism based on new class alliances.  He explores how this new phase has its roots in the earlier development of Thai politics in the 20th century.