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Political Conflict in Thailand
Political Conflict in Thailand
By David Morrell and Chaianan Samudavanija
Oelgeschlager, 1981, 362 pp

This collaborative effort between an American and a Thai political scientist is the best book on contemporary Thai politics to appear in recent years. It concludes with guarded optimism that the Thai military will push through the necessary reforms to prevent a revolution. But the authors fear that the "reactionary forces" are still very powerful and may yet succeed in blocking those reforms.