From Thaksin's Social Capitalism to Self-sufficiency Economics in Thailand

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    Paperet gennemgår perioden efter Thaksin regeringens valg i 2003 til dens fald i 2006, hvor et militærkup blev gennemført. Fokus ligger på Thaksin regeringens populisme og herunder lægges særlig vægt på de forskellige sociale tiltag, men samtidig bemærkes den anden side hvor privatisering af statslige selskaber spillede en stor rolle. Efter Thaksins fald har den nye militærjunta relanceret Kong Bhumipols sufficiency economics begreb og artiklen slutter af med en gennemgang af dette begreb. Til slut sammenlignes de to perioder, og der konkluderes at der i høj grad er tale om en rivalisering mellem to frakioner af borgerskabet.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    Publikationsdato2007
    Antal sider27
    StatusUdgivet - 2007
    BegivenhedAutochthoneity or Development? Asian ‘Tigers' in the World: Ten Years after the Crisis - Wien, Østrig
    Varighed: 19 sep. 200721 sep. 2007

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    KonferenceAutochthoneity or Development? Asian ‘Tigers' in the World: Ten Years after the Crisis
    LandØstrig
    ByWien
    Periode19/09/200721/09/2007

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    economic self-sufficiency
    Thailand
    capitalist society
    Economic Policy
    financial crisis
    privatization
    military coup d'etat
    social partnership
    militancy
    economy
    self-sufficiency
    IMF
    nationalism
    economics
    political economy
    rhetoric
    labor
    politics
    event
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    Schmidt, J. D. (2007). From Thaksin's Social Capitalism to Self-sufficiency Economics in Thailand. Afhandling præsenteret på Autochthoneity or Development? Asian ‘Tigers' in the World: Ten Years after the Crisis, Wien, Østrig.
    Schmidt, Johannes Dragsbæk. / From Thaksin's Social Capitalism to Self-sufficiency Economics in Thailand. Afhandling præsenteret på Autochthoneity or Development? Asian ‘Tigers' in the World: Ten Years after the Crisis, Wien, Østrig.27 s.
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    From Thaksin's Social Capitalism to Self-sufficiency Economics in Thailand. / Schmidt, Johannes Dragsbæk.

    2007. Afhandling præsenteret på Autochthoneity or Development? Asian ‘Tigers' in the World: Ten Years after the Crisis, Wien, Østrig.

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