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)
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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