Thai Politics @ Leeds

About Thai Politics

PAD (People's Alliance for Democracy) Rally - Bangkok

Thai Politics is a specialist area of study within the School of Politics and International studies, and focuses on all aspects of Thai politics from historical development to contemporary issues, both regional and national.

Coordinated by Professor Duncan McCargo, Thai Politics regularly attracts MA and PhD students from around the world – many from Thailand – that are interested in gaining more nuanced and critical perspectives.

We have longstanding connections with Mahasarakham University in the Northeast, and Prince of Songkhla University in the South, as well as active contacts with a range of researchers and universities throughout Thailand and around the world.

Professor Duncan McCargo talks

Our alumni

Our graduates currently teach or work at institutions across Thailand, from universities such as Chulalongkorn, Mahasarakham, NIDA, Ramkhamhaeng and Thammasat to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, UNESCAP, the Parliament and Government House.

Our images

Thai Politics is home to an extensive set of digital images of political events in Thailand. We have images of the conflict-ridden Deep South, popular demonstrations, 2007 election posters and contemporary scenes with a political twist.

Our resources

We also carry details of relevant publications and research about Thai politics, and list articles by Duncan McCargo. One of our major resources is the Thai politics electronic bibliography, a searchable database for sources on Thai politics.

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