Publications on Thai Electoral Politics

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Duncan McCargo and Anyarat Chattharukul, Future Forward: The Rise and Fall of a Thai Political Party, Copenhagen: NIAS Press, 2020, 240pp.

Duncan McCargo and Ukrist Pathmanand, The Thaksinization of Thailand, Copenhagen: NIAS Press, 2005, 277 pp (Burmese translation, 2006).

Duncan McCargo (ed.), Reforming Thai Politics, Copenhagen: Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, 2002, 291pp.

Duncan McCargo, Chamlong Srimuang and the New Thai Politics, London and New York: Hurst and St. Martin’s Press, 1997, 334 pp.

Special Journal Issues

Duncan McCargo, Roundtable on 2019 Thai Elections, Contemporary Southeast Asia, 41, 2, August 2019.

Tim Heppell and Duncan McCargo, ‘Toxic leadership’, Representation, 47, 3, 2011.

Journal Articles

Duncan McCargo, ‘Democratic Demolition in Thailand’, Journal of Democracy, 30, 4, October 2019: 119–133.

Duncan McCargo and Saowanee T. Alexander, ‘Thailand’s 2019 Elections: a state of democratic dictatorship’, Asia Policy, 14, 4, October 2019: 89–106.

Duncan McCargo, ‘Anatomy: future backward’, Contemporary Southeast Asia, 41, 2, August 2019: 153–161.

Duncan McCargo, ‘Thailand in 2017: Politics on hold’, Asian Survey, 58, 1, 2018: 181–187.

Duncan McCargo, ‘Thailand’s Urbanized Villagers and Political Polarization’, Critical Asian Studies, 49, 3, 2017: 365–78.

Duncan McCargo, Saowanee Alexander and Petra Desatova, ‘Ordering Peace: Thailand’s 2016 constitutional referendum’, Contemporary Southeast Asia, 39, 1, 2017: 65–95.

Duncan McCargo, ‘Thailand in 2016: fade to gray’, Asian Survey, 57, 1, 2017: 150–156.

Duncan McCargo, ‘Peopling Thailand’s 2015 Draft Constitution’, Contemporary Southeast Asia, 37, 3, 2015: 329–54.

Duncan McCargo, ‘The Changing Politics of Thailand’s Buddhist Order, Critical Asian Studies, 44, 4, 2012: 627–42.

Duncan McCargo and Ayşe Zarakol, ‘Turkey and Thailand: unlikely twins’, Journal of Democracy, 23, 3, 2012: 71–79.

Naruemon Thabchumpon and Duncan McCargo, ‘Not Just Poor Farmers: Urbanized Villagers in the 2020 Redshirt Protests’, Asian Survey, 51, 6, 2011: 993–1018.

Duncan McCargo, ‘Toxic Thaksin? Thailand’s troublesome ex-premier’, Representation, 47, 3, 2011: 295–306.

Duncan McCargo, ‘Co-optation and Resistance in Thailand’s Muslim South: The changing role of Islamic Council elections’, Government and Opposition, 45, 1, 2010: 99–113.

Duncan McCargo, ‘Network Monarchy and Legitimacy Crises in Thailand’, The Pacific Review, 18, 4, 2005: 499–519.

Duncan McCargo, ‘Balancing the Checks: Thailand’s paralysed politics post-1997’, Journal of East Asian Studies, 3, 2003: 129–52.

Duncan McCargo, ‘Democracy under Stress in Thaksin’s Thailand’, Journal of Democracy, 13, 4, 2002: 112–26.

Duncan McCargo, ‘Security, Development and Political Participation in Thailand: Alternative currencies of legitimacy’, Contemporary Southeast Asia, 24, 1, 2002: 50–67.

Duncan McCargo, ‘Populism and Reformism in Contemporary Thailand’, South East Asia Research, 9, 1, 2001: 89–107.

Duncan McCargo, ‘Alternative Meanings of Political Reform in Contemporary Thailand’, The Copenhagen Journal of Asian Studies, 13, 1998: 5–30.

William A. Callahan and Duncan McCargo, ‘Vote-Buying in Thailand’s Northeast: the July 1995 general election’, Asian Survey, 36, 4, 1996: 376–93.

Duncan McCargo ‘The Three Paths of Major-General Chamlong Srimuang’, South East Asia Research, 1, 1, 1993: 27–67.

Duncan McCargo, ‘Thailand’s Democracy: the long vacation’, Politics, 12, 2, 1992: 3–8.

Book Chapters

Duncan McCargo and Petra Desatova, ‘Thailand: electoral intimidation’ in Jonas Claes (ed.), Electing Peace: Violence Prevention and Impact at the Polls, Washington DC: United States Institute of Peace Press, 2016, pp. 63–96.

Duncan McCargo, ‘Thailand in 2014: The trouble with magic swords’, in Daljit Singh (ed.), Southeast Asian Affairs 2015, Singapore: ISEAS 2015, pp. 336–58.

Duncan McCargo, ‘Thailand’, in Jake Dizard, Christopher Walker and Vanessa Tucker (eds), Countries at the Crossroads 2011: An Analysis of Democratic Governance, New York and Lanham: Freedom House and Rowman and Littlefield, 2011, pp. 633–52.

Duncan McCargo, ‘Network Monarchy and Legitimacy Crises in Thailand’, in Allen Hicken (ed.), Politics of Modern Southeast Asia, Volume 1, Abingdon: Routledge 2010, pp. 208–29.

Duncan McCargo, ‘Thailand’, in Sanja Kelly, Christopher Walker and Jake Dizard (eds), Countries at the Crossroads 2007: A Survey of Democratic Governance, New York and Lanham: Freedom House and Rowman and Littlefield, 2008, pp. 667–690.

Duncan McCargo, ‘Thailand: state of anxiety’, in Daljit Singh and Tin Maung Maung Than (eds), Southeast Asian Affairs 2008, Singapore: ISEAS, 2008, pp. 333–356.

Duncan McCargo, ‘Thailand’s Fragile Democracy’, in Zhengxu Wang and Colin Durkop, East Asian Democracy and Political Changes in China: A New Goose Flying?, Singapore: Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, 2008, pp. 57–74.

Duncan McCargo, ‘Thailand’, in Sarah Repucci and Christopher Walker (eds), Countries at the Crossroads 2005: A Survey of Democratic Governance, pp. 573–592, New York and Lanham: Freedom House, Rowman and Littlefield, 2005.

Duncan McCargo, ‘Introduction’, in Duncan McCargo (ed.), Rethinking Vietnam, pp. 1–12, London: Routledge 2004.

Duncan McCargo, ‘Introduction: understanding political reform in Thailand’, in Duncan McCargo (ed.) Reforming Thai Politics, pp. 1–18, Copenhagen: NIAS, 2002.

Duncan McCargo, ‘Thailand’s 2001 General Elections: vindicating reform?’ in Duncan McCargo (ed.) Reforming Thai Politics, pp. 247–59, Copenhagen: NIAS, 2002.

Duncan McCargo, ‘Political Transitions in Pacific Asia,’ in Jeff Haynes (ed.), Towards Sustainable Democracy in the Third World, pp. 141–62, Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2001.

Duncan McCargo, ‘Elite Governance: business, bureaucrats and the military’, in Richard Maidment, David Goldblatt, and Jeremy Mitchell (eds) Governance in the Asia-Pacific, pp. 126–49, London: Routledge, 1998.

Duncan McCargo, ‘Thailand’s Political Parties: real, authentic, and actual’, in Kevin Hewison (ed.), Political change in Thailand: democracy and participation, pp. 114–31, London: Routledge, 1997.

Surin Maisrikrod and Duncan McCargo, ‘Electoral Politics: commercialisation and exclusion’, in Kevin Hewison (ed.), Political change in Thailand: democracy and participation, pp. 132–48, London: Routledge, 1997 (later published in a Chinese translation).