Reinventing Thailand: Thaksin and His Foreign Policy, 1st Edition

  • Pavin Chachavalpongpun
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  • ISBN-10: 981427920X
  • ISBN-13: 9789814279208
  • DDC: 959.3044
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 354 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released December 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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From 2001 to 2006, Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra transformed Thailand's international role from one of obscurity into a kind of regional hegemon. Thaksin was accused of exploiting foreign policy to enrich his business empire. Thaksin's reinvention of Thailand as an up-and-coming regional power was therefore tainted by conflicts of interest and the absence of ethical principles in the country's foreign policy.