Seminar on Thai Party Politics on June 11

Building the Party, Transforming Politics; Systematizing the Informal in the TRT

Illan Nam (Colgate University)
Viengrat Nethipo (Chulalongkorn University)

Time and Date: June 11 (Tue)2019, 2019 at 16.00-18.00
Venue: Tonantei, CSEAS

This research explores the persistence of cleavages in Thai politics
since the 2000s. We attribute this persistence to the organizational
innovations of the Thai Rak Thai party. In contrast to prior studies
that identified the TRT as a populist party with little organization,
we find that the TRT put in place systematized practices that deepened
its linkages with voters.