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Fighting for virtue : justice and politics in Thailand / Duncan McCargo.

Author/Creator:
McCargo, Duncan author.
Publication:
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2019.
Series:
Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University
Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University
Format/Description:
Book
xii, 261 pages ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
Political questions and judicial power -- Thailand.
Judicial power -- Thailand.
Judges -- Thailand.
Thailand -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
Judges.
Judicial power.
Political questions and judicial power.
Politics and government.
Thailand.
Summary:
"Offers an analysis of the recent era of "judicialization," using close scrutiny of some key trials to explain how and why Thailand's judges proved unable to resolve the country's longstanding political crisis, despite their royal mandate to do so"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Introduction : legalism and the revival of treason
Privileged caste?
Bench and throne
Challenges to the judiciary
Against the crown?
Computer compassings
Against the state
Crimes of Thaksin
Courting constitutionalism
Conclusion : the trouble is politics.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other format:
Online version: McCargo, Duncan, author. Fighting for virtue
ISBN:
9780801449994
0801449995
OCLC:
1097474049
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