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Is Thailand’s Political Turmoil a Sign of Positive Societal Transformation?

July 13, 2011

Thailand’s political landscape throughout much of the 20th century was populated by numerous regional or personality-based parties, and characterized by weak coalition governments. Alliances and coalitions were made and broken easily, as parties sought the best deal for their constituents and members. In contrast, the 21st century has been characterized by what seems to be an increasingly polarized electorate,...

 

Does Campaign Rhetoric Resonate or Ring Hollow with Thai Voters?

June 29, 2011

change and continuity in the election environment, it is arguable that the factor that most distinguishes the 2011 election campaign and the broader governance environment from past experience is a sharpening of the political understanding, values, and expectations of the Thai people. The Asia Foundation’s 2010 national public perception survey found that 93 percent of respondents of legal voting age...

 

Survey Findings Challenge Notion of a Divided Thailand

March 30, 2011

the argument. Such unrest stands as stark reminders of the power of partisan politics to compromise public security, disrupt commerce, and divert government attention from the day-to-day affairs of state. But, to what extent has Thailand genuinely become a polarized society? Earlier this week in Bangkok, The Asia Foundation released its second national public perception survey of the Thai electorate....

 

A ‘Colorless’ Thailand?

March 30, 2011

majority of Thai people now agree with Mr. Churchill: 93 percent of those surveyed in a newly released poll of the Thai electorate by The Asia Foundation responded that democracy is the best form of government. Inherent in any democratic society is a people’s ability to express themselves freely. The survey indicates that 91 percent of Thais believe they can...

 

Asia Foundation Releases Survey of the Thai Electorate

March 30, 2011

On March 28, Kim McQuay, The Asia Foundation’s country representative in Thailand, led the release of the Foundation’s second national survey of the Thai electorate, one of the most comprehensive public perception surveys since the political unrest in April-May 2010. “The dominant view has been that Thailand and the Thai polity is deeply divided along sharp lines,” he told...

 

New Survey to Explore Thailand’s ‘True Colors’

March 23, 2011

Thailand, our second national public perception survey of the Thai electorate covers crucial governance and political issues, and also offers an opportunity to test the degree to which Thailand has become polarized. Protestors gather in central Bangkok last year. Does the data support the contention that Thai society is divided along color lines? Among respondents, to what degree were...

 

First-Ever Asia Foundation Survey in Thailand’s Troubled Deep South is Released

December 15, 2010

identity of the Pattani-Malay community. As a result, while there has been abundant speculation on citizen views and expectations in the southern border provinces, little concrete information has been available from empirical research. In 2009, the Foundation conducted its first national public perception study of the Thai electorate, which adapted core elements of Foundation surveys conducted in other Asian countries...

 

The Misunderstood Thai Voter

October 7, 2009

democracy is a western import and that only something they call “Thai-style democracy” can work in Thailand. But when one looks at the facts, one sees this is simply not true. Although Thailand may no longer be the most democratic country in Southeast Asia (that honor probably belongs to Indonesia), The Asia Foundation’s recent national survey of the Thai...

 

2009 National Survey of the Thai People

September 16, 2009

streamed live online on the Prachatouch web site. The survey found that the Thai electorate is pessimistic about the overall direction of the country, with less than a third saying the country is moving in the right direction. An overwhelming majority (84 percent) believes that a new or revised Constitution should be ratified through a referendum. We presented the survey...