Ordinary Thais’ Politics in the Age of Post (post!) Thaksin (การเมืองของราษฎรไทยยุคหลัง [หลัง] ทักษิณ) is a collection of work on power conflict and people’s politics since the 2006 coup. It reflects on class conflict, the politics of elections, local powers and political movements. The collection includes, for example, Niti Aewsriwong’s public lecture on “Reforming Thai Society: The roles of Thai elites and People’s politics”, Yukti Mukdavijitra’s recent article on the “Anthropology of Vote Buying”, Prajak Kongkirati’s critical article on “Myths of Thai Political Scientists and the Politics of Election”, and Ryan Lane’s superb study “From peasants to local powers: Politics, history and livelihoods amongst Chiang Mai’s songthaew drivers.”
The book, edited by Wasan Panyagaew, is published by the Centre for Research and Academic Service (CRAS), Faculty of Social Sciences, Chiang Mai University. It is part of the CRAS’s ongoing research project funded by SAPAN Project and USAID.