Aim Sinpeng from the University of Sydney joins NIAS Director Duncan McCargo to talk about the Future Forward Party - a progressive new party that took third place in the March 2019 Thai elections, only to be banned less than a year later by the Constitutional Court. Aim shares insights from her many interviews with Future Forward MPs and candidates to explain how the new party performed so well electorally, despite rejecting traditional campaigning methods in local areas. This is a fascinating conversation about one of the hottest issues affecting Thai politics in recent years.
The Nordic Asia Podcast is a collaboration sharing expertise on Asia across the Nordic region, brought to you by the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS) based at the University of Copenhagen, along with our academic partners: the Centre for East Asian Studies (CEAS) at the University of Turku, Asianettverket at the University of Oslo, and the Forum for Asian Studies at Stockholm University.
Duncan McCargo is an eclectic, internationalist political scientist and literature buff: his day job is directing the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies at the University of Copenhagen. Learn more here, here, here, and here.