Story: Thailand’s army declared martial law in a surprise announcement in Bangkok before dawn Tuesday, intensifying the turbulent nation’s deepening political crisis. The military, however, denied a coup d’etat was underway. The move came after six months of anti-government demonstrations aimed at ousting the government and one day after the Southeast Asian country’s caretaker prime minister refused to step down.
Who: McGill professor Erik Kuhonta, Department of Political Science, Member of the Institute for the Study of International Development.
Expertise: Comparative and Southeast Asian politics. State formation, political parties, democracy, inequality, religion, and qualitative methods.
Fieldwork research: Thailand, Malaysia, and the Philippines.
Source: Toronto Star: http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2014/05/20/thailand_unfazed_by_martial_law.html
For interviews, please contact: erik.kuhonta [at] mcgill.ca