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Subjects of Politics: Between Democracy and Dictatorship in Thailand

Author: Eli Elinoff

In: Anthropological Theory, Vol 19, No 1, 2019, pp. 143-149

An anthropological approach to explaining why the Thai military has tried to 'silence' politics, focusing on the emergence of the poor as political actors and the fears generated by this development. The article is based on research into squatter settlements on railway tracks in the provincial capital Khon Kaen demanding land rights (with support from NGO activists), between 2007 and 2017.