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Thailand's Turn : Profile of a New Dragon - Elliott Kulick

Thailand's Turn

Profile of a New Dragon


Published: 17th November 1992
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This study analyzes Thailand's recent development with up-to-date research, including the most recent political events there. The authors conducted many interviews, culminating with an audience with King Bumiphol. The book includes a who's who of the main characters and a glossary of Thai words and names used in the book. All the major factors contributing to Thailand's success are covered: the good fortune of avoiding colonization, the effect of Buddhism, a natural balance of political forces, and the development of sound economic policies. The Thai national character, and the problems the country faces - environmemtal damage, income inequality, and the spread of AIDS - are also considered. Dick Wilson has also written "Hong Kong! Hong Kong!".

Who's Who: The Main Characters - Glossary of Thai Words and Names Used in the Book - Definitions - Acknowledgements - Prologue: The Key Player on the Thai Chessboard - Introduction: The Asia That Might Have Been - The Military Mission: Army Boots on the Brake - Politics the Thai Way: Zig-Zag Democracy - The Monarchy: Royal Rainmaker - The Changing Thai Personality: Behind the Smile - Those Chinese Genes: A Triumph of Assimilation - Thai Buddhism: The Response to Modernity - A Fast Growth Economy: Consolidating for Another Spurt - The Price of Economic Success: Inequality, Pollution and AIDS - Farm and Factory: A Giant in the Making - Continental Diplomacy: The Hub of South East Asia - Dealing with the Bigger Powers: The Crocodile or the Whale - Conclusion: Alone and Free at Last - Bibliography - Index

ISBN: 9780333592762
ISBN-10: 033359276X
Series: Profile of New Dragon
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 212
Published: 17th November 1992
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 14.0  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 1