Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Thailand elections and violence - recommended research resources.

Despite protests elections are going ahead in Thailand.

Here are our recommended links for students.

The BBC has an introductory guide to the protests

IFES has basic information on the electoral system

The Office of the Electoral Commission has official statements and laws in Thai

The Thai government website has official statements in English about the protests

For newspaper coverage try

the Economist
Asian Correspondent.
Prachatai independent site has reports and interviews.
Bangkok Post

For Think tank and academic analysis try
Council on Foreign Relations blog
Thai politics@Leeds from Leeds university. This has an image archive and the thai politics bibliography

The Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG) is an independent research and media organization based in Montreal. has some useful articles

Human rights groups coverage can be found on the website of the Asian Human Rights Commission

Human Rights Watch
Amnesty International
International Crisis Group

The National Library of Australia has archived websites relating to human rights and protests from the mid 2000-2011

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