Something is Happening: This Time in Thailand


Danny Unger

Asia Pacific Bulletin, No. 131


Washington, D.C.: East-West Center

Publication Date: October 6, 2011
Binding: electronic
Pages: 2
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The refrain of Bob Dylan's Ballad of a Thin Man goes "Because something is happening here but you don't know what it is do you, Mr. Jones?" The same could be said about the current state of affairs in Thailand after the historical events of July 3 last when the Pheu Thai Party swept to power in parliamentary elections and pushed out of office a Democrat Party-led coalition government in power since late 2008. Danny Unger, Associate Professor of Political Science at Northern Illinois University, discusses the aftermath and implications of Thailand's general election held this past July.

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