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The Resource Making Democracy : Leadership, Class, Gender, and Political Participation in Thailand, James Ockey

Making Democracy : Leadership, Class, Gender, and Political Participation in Thailand, James Ockey

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Making Democracy : Leadership, Class, Gender, and Political Participation in Thailand
Title
Making Democracy
Title remainder
Leadership, Class, Gender, and Political Participation in Thailand
Statement of responsibility
James Ockey
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Democracy in Thailand is the result of a complex interplay of traditional and foreign attitudes. Although democratic institutions have been imported, participation in politics is deeply rooted in Thai village society. A contrasting strand of authoritarianism is present not only in the traditional culture of the royal court but also in the centralized bureaucracies and powerful armed services borrowed from the West. Both attitudes have helped to shape Thai democracy's specific character. This topical volume explores the importance of culture and the roles played by leadership, class, and gender in the making of Thai democracy. James Ockey describes changing patterns of leadership at all levels of society, from the cabinet to the urban middle class to the countryside, and suggests that such changes are appropriate to democratic government--despite the continuing manipulation of authoritarian patterns. He examines the institutions of democratic government, especially the political parties that link voters to the parliament. Political factions and the provincial notables that lead them are given careful attention. The failure to fully integrate the lower classes into the democratic system, Ockey argues, has been the underlying cause of many of the flaws of Thai democracy. Female political leadership, another imported notion, is better represented in urban rather than rural areas. Yet gender relations in villages were more equitable than at court, Ockey suggests, and these attitudes have persisted to this day. Successful women politicians from a variety of backgrounds have begun to overcome stereotypes associated with female leadership although barriers remain. With its wide-ranging analysis of Thai politics over the last three decades, Making Democracy is an important resource for both students and specialists
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DEGRU
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Ockey, James
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other
Index
no index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Democracy
  • Political participation
  • Politics and culture
  • Thailand
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Democracy
  • Democracy
  • Political participation
  • Politics and culture
  • Politics and government
  • Thailand
Target audience
specialized
Label
Making Democracy : Leadership, Class, Gender, and Political Participation in Thailand, James Ockey
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter 6. Eviction and Changing Patterns of Leadership in Bangkok Slum Communities
  • Chapter 7. Thai Middle-Class Elements: Leading in Democracy?
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Glossary
  • Index
  • About the Author
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Chapter 1. Changing Patterns of Leadership, Culture, Power, and Democracy
  • Chapter 2. Leadership, Political Parties, Factions, and Patronage
  • Chapter 3. Women and Leadership
  • Chapter 4. From Nakleng to Jaopho: Traditional and Modern Patrons
  • Chapter 5. God Mothers, Good Mothers, Good Lovers, Godmothers: Changing Stereotypes and Leadership in Thailand
Control code
on1013950274
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824842659
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.21313/9780824842659
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt225wq5t
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1013950274
Label
Making Democracy : Leadership, Class, Gender, and Political Participation in Thailand, James Ockey
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter 6. Eviction and Changing Patterns of Leadership in Bangkok Slum Communities
  • Chapter 7. Thai Middle-Class Elements: Leading in Democracy?
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Glossary
  • Index
  • About the Author
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Chapter 1. Changing Patterns of Leadership, Culture, Power, and Democracy
  • Chapter 2. Leadership, Political Parties, Factions, and Patronage
  • Chapter 3. Women and Leadership
  • Chapter 4. From Nakleng to Jaopho: Traditional and Modern Patrons
  • Chapter 5. God Mothers, Good Mothers, Good Lovers, Godmothers: Changing Stereotypes and Leadership in Thailand
Control code
on1013950274
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824842659
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.21313/9780824842659
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt225wq5t
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1013950274

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