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Fighting for Virtue: Justice and Politics in Thailand

Duncan McCargo


This book 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 happened next. Across the last decade of Rama IX's rule, the book examines the world of Thai judges: how they were recruited, trained, and promoted, and how they were socialized into a conservative world view that emphasized the proximity between the judiciary and the monarchy. The book delves into three pivotal freedom of expression cases that illuminate Thai legal and cultural understandings of sedition and ... More

Keywords: Thailand, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Rama IX, Thai judges, sedition, treason, Thaksin Shinawatra, Constitutional Court

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780801449994
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801449994.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Duncan McCargo, author
University of Copenhagen