Khemthong Tonsakulrungruang

Jul 17, 2020

Buddhism and Constitutional Change in Thailand with Khemthong Tonsakulrungruang

New Books Network 2020

Since becoming a constitutional monarchy in 1932, Thailand has been governed by twenty different constitutions. Although they all had their own unique features, constitutions from 1997 onwards placed much emphasis on judiciary and elite watchdog agencies as the righteous arbiters of Thai political life. In this podcast, Khemthong Tonsakulrungruang of Chulalongkorn University talks to Petra Desatova from NIAS about this constitutional change and its roots in traditional Buddhist notions of power and karma.

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