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- Author(s)Chris Baker,Pasuk Phongpaichit
- PublisherNIAS Press
- Date of Publication25/10/2004
- GenreBiography: Historical, Political & Military
- Place of PublicationCopenhagen
- Country of PublicationDenmark
- ImprintNIAS Press
- Table Of Contents1. The background. Thaksin is one of Thailand's richest businessmen. With him as leader, big business has grabbed control of the Thai state to defend itself against globalization and democratization. 2. Family and business. By 1950, the Shinawatra clan was among the most powerful families of Thailand. Thaksin joined the police, but was always more involved in politics and business. He soon made his fortune by combining the two. 3. Political rise. Thaksin was drawn deeper into politics because his business depended on political regulation. His early forays were not successful. Everything changed with the 1997 crisis which created a public demand for political change. Thaksin bypassed Thailand's old party machine politics and appealed directly to small businessmen and farmers. 4. Thaksinomics. His government's economic policies, dubbed Thaksinomics, focus on growth to pull Thailand out of the crisis and leapfrog the country to first world status. His economic team treats the national economy like a business, looking for unused resources that can increase the national profit. In practice this means more government assistance to business. 5. Managing society. Thaksin believes all other political agendas must be suppressed to achieve rapid economic growth. The media are more tightly controlled than at any time since 1976 and civil society organizations are harassed. 6. Remaking politics. Thaksin aims to replace Thailand's old politics dominated by powerful bureaucrats and local bosses by a new politics of big parties funded by business. Thaksin admires Malaysia and Singapore where single parties dominate while a powerless opposition legitimizes the parliamentary system. 7. Power and profit. The Shinawatra family business has prospered since 2001, and diversified into new areas of opportunity, often with government assistance. Stockmarket investors place a premium on the group's shares. Epilogue: Political football. Thaksin's bid for a share of Liverpool FC epitomizes his ambition for himself and for Thailand.
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