Articles by Andrew Walker

Liveblog: Thailand’s irregular election, election irregularities

After five years of military rule, Thailand heads to the polling booths. Follow for live updates.

Bamboo forest. Photo: Stuck in customs on flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/stuckincustoms/

It’s time for a truly Asia-Pacific vision at ANU

Why Australia's national university must bite the bullet when it comes to humanities and social science.

ANU Thai Studies Conference

Thongchai Winichakul stars in an exciting lineup at the ANU Thai Studies Conference on 30 April and 1 May 2015.

America needs Thai style democracy

Occasional New Mandala contributor Nuat Namman calls on foreign commentators to take a less simplistic approach to American democracy

Thailand’s invitation to violence

Andrew Walker identifies two institutional failures at the heart of Thailand's political crisis: the monarchy and the Democrat party.

Vote buying – commodity or gift?

References to vote buying abound in discussions of politics in Southeast Asia. But is the term a useful one or does it confuse the distribution of gifts with the purchase of votes?

Asia Pacific Week 2014

Asia Pacific Week 2014 will explore the theme of GlobaliseAsian from 23 June – 27 June 2014 at the ANU. Applications open on 10 March 2014.

Thailand’s electorate deserves respect

The political crisis playing out on the streets of Bangkok revolves around one central question – is the Thai electorate the best judge of Thailand’s political future?

Thaksinomics, poverty and inequality

Andrew Walker shows that the Thaksin era has seen substantial reductions in absolute poverty, but little progress on the challenge of inequality.

How bad is Thaksinomics?

Andrew Walker shows that strong economic growth since 2001 underpins the political success of Thaksin and his allies

Exclusive: Suthep is Thaksin’s proxy

In a world exclusive, New Mandala reveals the contents of an intercepted letter to Suthep Thaugsuban (postmarked Dubai).

Thaksin’s supporters care about corruption too

Andrew Walker argues that solving Thailand's problems of corruption need to be solved by democratic discussion not street politics.

Assembly for the Defence of Democracy

The Assembly for the Defence of Democracy calls for a democratic and constitutional resolution to Thailand's political crisis.