Thailand’s Electoral Politics

Electoral politics in Thailand has been a major theme of Duncan McCargo’s work for three decades, beginning with his PhD thesis on then Bangkok governor Chamlong Srimuang. That project culminated in his first book, Chamlong Srimuang and the New Thai Politics (Hurst 1997). He has gone on to publish widely on elections, political parties, constitution-drafting exercises, questions of democracy and attempts to reform the political system, including the landmark edited volume Reforming Thai Politics (NIAS, 2002).

McCargo has also examined the controversial career of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, the focus of The Thaksinization of Thailand (NIAS, 2005). Co-authored with Thai political economist Ukrist Pathmanand, Thaksinization is the best-selling book ever published by NIAS Press.

A list of Duncan McCargo’s publications on Thailand’s electoral politics is available here