The recent ousting of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra reflects a judiciary that has become politically interventionist and remarkably powerful, writes KEVIN HEWISON. In May 2014, a series of rapid-fire events saw Thailand’s Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra disqualified by the Constitutional Court, the military declare martial law and then, on 22 May, the Army commander declared …
Professor Kevin Hewison is Emeritus Professor of Asian Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to his retirement, he was Director of the Asia Research Centre at Murdoch University, where he is also Sir Walter Murdoch Professor of Politics and International Studies.
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