Last year I wrote a review of Duncan McCargo and Ukrist Pathmanand‘s excellent book The Thaksinization of Thailand. My analysis of the then Thaksin juggernaut was printed in the Asian Journal of Social Science, Volume 33, Number 3, 2005.
Given recent events, and the popularity of this well-regarded book, I thought that it would be appropriate to flag the existence of my review. The review is obviously a bit dated but, for those who can’t find a copy of the book, it does highlight the way that McCargo and Ukrist explored the possible futures of the Thai polity with or without Thaksin.
Thus far, McCargo and Ukrist’s analysis has largely stood the test of time. A slightly longer, unedited version of my review is available here: Farrelly Review – Thaksinization of Thailand я┐╜