The Military in Thai Politics 1981-86

The Military in Thai Politics 1981-86
Date of publication:  1987
Publisher:  Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Number of pages:  111
Code:  BM81

About the publication

This study documents the military's expansion into civilian affairs such as rural development, peace-keeping duties, and mass mobilization in rural and urban areas. In doing so, the military has encroached upon the sphere of civilian politicians. The military's view is that it is not only the guardian but the builder of democracy.


  • The Military in Thai Politics 1981-86
    [Whole Publication, ISBN: 9789814379885]
  • Preliminary pages
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Military Factions and their Struggle for Power
  • 3. Politics of Compromise and Military Factionalism
  • 4. The Army and Its Increasing Commitment to Domestic Tasks
  • 5. Legitimization of the Military's Role Expansion
  • 6. Role Expansion
  • 7. Conclusion
  • 8. Appendices and References

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