Thailand: The economic background to political crisis C.P. Chandrasekhar and Jayati Ghosh

The ongoing political crisis in Thailand reflects wider economic processes and it could even be argued that the economic underpinnings of this political crisis are the more significant forces propelling the actions of the anti-government protestors. In fact, this kind of political struggle, which is more about addressing basic issues of economic and political democratisation, may become widespread in countries where similar economic patterns are in evidence.

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