publication . Research . 2005


玉田, 芳史;
Open Access Japanese
  • Published: 01 Mar 2005 Journal: アジア・アフリカ地域研究 = Asian and African area studies, volume 4, issue 2, pages 167-194 (issn: 1346-2466, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: 京都大学大学院アジア・アフリカ地域研究研究科
The Thaksin administration, which started in 2001, is characterized by a high degree of political stability that has rarely been observed in Thailand. The aim of this essay is to investigate the reason for such stability. No prime minister of Thailand after 1992 was able to exert strong leadership because he was subject to pressure from various countervailing forces: cabinet ministers, opposition parties, coalition parties, factions and MPs within the government party, civil bureaucracy and the military, mass media, and so on. However, Thaksin, the leader of the Thai Rak Thai party, succeeded in destroying this plural structure of power to the extent that he cou...
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