McGill expert: Thailand’s army declares martial law

Published: 20 May 2014

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:


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