Phaendin chintanakan (Imagined land: solving southern violence and the state in Thailand) (2008) edited by Chaiwat Sathaanan (ISBN: 9789740200789). This voluminous (596 pages), well researched and well referenced text is a comprehensive contemporary study of the three southern provinces of Songkla, Narathiwat and Hat Yai. The text includes discussions of national security policy concerning the south; review of research and literature on the south; the culture of public administration; religious relations; and the ‘War on Terror’. Each of the ten chapters are contributed by specialists in the various fields. Here is the contents page.

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