Media

Media Activities

We discussed our findings and the 2019 Thai election on the following programmes:

‘Thailand Unsettled Episode 8 [in Thai],’ July 22, 2019. 11,786 views. https://prachatai.com/journal/2019/07/83529. (Alexander)

‘Linguistic analysis of the Election Commission referendum song’, Voice TV, 7 June 2016, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ob3B153QWx8. (Alexander – telephone interview)

‘Thailand’s 2019 elections as seen by foreign scholars [in Thai]’ BBC Thai Service, Facebook Live, March 15, 2019. 225,223 views. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHTtN-GAW1w&t=6s. (Desatova)

We were quoted in:

‘Thailand’s Future Forward Party Has the Support of Young Thais. A Court Could Disband It Entirely.’ Time, January 20, 2020. https://time.com/5756668/thailand-future-forward-party/. (McCargo)

‘The 99% election: Thais are worse off after five years of military rule.’ Nikkei Asian Review, March 6, 2019, https://asia.nikkei.com/Spotlight/Cover-Story/The-99-election-Thaisare-worse-off-after-five-years-of-military-rule. (Alexander)

‘Thai Court Rules Pro-Democracy Party Leader Violated Electoral Law,’ The Wall Street Journal, November 20, 2019. https://www.wsj.com/articles/thai-court-rules-pro-democracy-party-leader-violated-electoral-law-11574250083. (McCargo)

‘Social media is the new dais for Asian elections.’ The Sociable, February 19, 2019. https://sociable.co/social-media/social-media-platforms-dais-asian-elections/. (McCargo)

‘Thai election: can Shinawatras keep it in the family, again?’ South China Morning Post, February 9, 2019. https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/politics/article/2182803/thai-election-can-shinawatras-keep-it-family-again. (McCargo)

‘Thais to vote in February for first time since invalidated 2014 poll.’ The Guardian, January 11, 2019. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/dec/27/its-going-to-be-chaos-thais-to-vote-in-february-for-firsttime-in-eight-years. (McCargo)

‘Thai election fight turns to YouTube, Facebook after campaign ban.’ The Straits Times, November 29, 2018. https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/thai-election-fight-turns-to-youtube-facebook-after-campaign-ban. (McCargo)

‘Report on the Thailand Update 2017 seminar: Discussing the monarchy, Deep South and the role of economy under the military.’ Prachatai, April 28, 2017: https://prachatai.com/journal/2017/04/71226. (McCargo)

Commentaries and Op-Eds

Alexander, Saowanee T. ‘Cooptation doesn’t work: how redshirts voted in Isan.’ New Mandala, April 10, 2019. https://www.newmandala.org/cooptation-doesnt-work-how-redshirts-voted-in-isan/.

Alexander, Saowanee T. ‘On Thailand’s 2019 election: The Isaan Red Shirts have returned, but where is Godot?’ The Isaan Record, January 24, 2019. https://isaanrecord.com/2019/01/24/on-thailands-2019-election-the-isaan-red-shirts-havereturned/.

Alexander, Saowanee T. ‘Delayed Elections and Growing Frustrations in Northeastern Thailand.’ ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, January 22, 2019. https://www.iseas.edu.sg/medias/commentaries/item/8933-delayed-elections-and-growingfrustrations-in-northeastern-thailand-by-saowanee-t-alexander.

Alexander, Saowanee T. ‘Dazed and Confused with Mixed Results in Ubon Ratchathani’s Referendum Vote.’ The Isaan Record, September 10, 2016. http://isaanrecord.com/2016/09/10/dazed-and-confused-with-mixed-results-in-ubon-ratchathanis-referendum-vote/.

Desatova, Petra. ‘What happened to Thailand’s Democrat Party?’ ThaiDataPoints, April 15, 2019. https://www.thaidatapoints.com/post/what-happened-to-thailand-s-democrat-party.

McCargo, Duncan. ‘Thailand’s Groundhog Day.’ Foreign Policy, April 10, 2019. https://foreignpolicy.com/2019/04/10/thailands-groundhog-day/.

McCargo, Duncan. ‘We Are Grown-Up Now and Can Choose for Ourselves.’ The New York Times, March 29, 2019. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/29/opinion/thailand-election-thanathorn-future-forward-youth-vote.html.

McCargo, Duncan. ‘Lights Out on a Parliamentary Era in Thailand.’ Asia Times, December 14, 2018. https://cms.ati.ms/2018/12/lights-out-on-a-parliamentary-era-in-thailand/.

McCargo, Duncan. ‘Thailand’s Changing Party Landscape.’ ISEAS Perspective, October 12, 2018. https://www.iseas.edu.sg/images/pdf/ISEAS_Perspective_2018_63@50.pdf.

McCargo, Duncan. ‘A Vote for Dictatorship.’ Foreign Affairs, August 23, 2016. https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/thailand/2016-08-23/vote-dictatorship.

McCargo, Duncan. ‘Thailand’s Ambiguous Referendum Result.’ Nikkei Asian Review, August 8, 2016. http://asia.nikkei.com/Viewpoints-archive/Viewpoints/Duncan-McCargo-Thailand-s-ambiguous-referendum-result.

McCargo, Duncan. ‘Thai junta marches toward day of reckoning.’ Nikkei Asian Review, April 12, 2016. http://asia.nikkei.com/Viewpoints-archive/Viewpoints/Duncan-McCargo-Thai-junta-marches-toward-day-of-reckoning

Last updated: 5 January 2020