[Lecture] [Nov 3]A Price to Pay?How autocratization in Thailand drives anti-establishment protests

2020-10-20

Title:A Price to Pay? How autocratization in Thailand drives anti-establishment protests

Time:12:30-14:00, Tue. Nov. 3, 2020

Venue:Room 108, College of Social Sciences, NTU

Speaker:Janjira Sombatpoonsiri (Assistant Professor, Institute of Asian Studies, Chulalongkorn University)

Discussant:Kai-Ping Huang (Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, NTU)

Moderator: Ming-Shu Ho (Distinguished Professor, Department of Sociology, NTU)

Abstract:

Not only did Thailand belong to the 3rd wave of democrati­sation after the 1992 democratic openings,the country is also a part of an emerging trend of the 3rd wave autocrati­sation as it underwent two major episodes of democratic breakdown since 2006. Against the odds,Thailand's pro-democracy movements are currently gathering forces to counter the entrenchment of autocratic elites and insti­tutions. In this talk,She give an overview of how this process unravels,arguing that autocratisation paradoxically creates conditions that foster and sustain a democratic struggle.

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