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dc.contributor.authorLarsson, Tomas
dc.date.accessioned2022-01-11T00:32:54Z
dc.date.available2022-01-11T00:32:54Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.identifier.issn0026-749X
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/332613
dc.description.abstract<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title> <jats:p>The political salience of religious issues and identities has been rising in Thailand, and this is increasingly reflected in electoral politics. Thai political parties seek to position themselves in relation to struggles over the location of the ideological centre of gravity, which has pitted defenders of the religio-political status quo—a monarchy-centred civil-religious nationalism—against Buddhist nationalists, on the one hand, and proponents of greater secularization, on the other. In the 2019 general election, political entrepreneurs ‘particized’ these religio-political differences, which has far-reaching implications for majority-minority relations, to an extent that appears unprecedented in recent Thai political history. This argument is developed through an analysis of the platforms, policies, and rhetoric put forward by political parties contesting the election, which concluded an almost five-year period of direct military rule. This analysis suggests we need to pay greater attention to the role of political parties and electoral competition in maintaining and contesting the secular settlement in Thailand.</jats:p>
dc.description.sponsorshipEuropean Union’s Horizon 2020 Program, CRISEA (“Competing Regional Integrations in Southeast Asia”), grant agreement No. 770562/Europe in a changing world, Engaging together globally
dc.publisherCambridge University Press (CUP)
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subjectThailand
dc.subjectReligion
dc.subjectBuddhism
dc.subjectSecularism
dc.subjectNationalism
dc.subjectPolitical parties
dc.titleReligion, political parties, and Thailand's 2019 election: Cosmopolitan royalism and its rivals
dc.typeArticle
dc.publisher.departmentDepartment of Politics And International Studies
dc.date.updated2022-01-10T13:55:54Z
prism.publicationNameMODERN ASIAN STUDIES
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.80060
dcterms.dateAccepted2022-01-10
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1017/S0026749X22000038
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dc.contributor.orcidLarsson, Tomas [0000-0003-0877-7909]
dc.identifier.eissn1469-8099
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
pubs.funder-project-idEuropean Commission Horizon 2020 (H2020) Societal Challenges (770562)
cam.issuedOnline2022-11-15
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