My article, ‘Fostering Norms to Sustain Thailand’s Democracy’, was recently published in the Bangkok Post!
…we cannot postpone the next election forever, and eventually Thailand must re-democratise. We must begin to consider how the country can avoid returning to the vicious cycle of the past. Namely, how can we ensure that democracy will finally take root and flourish in Thailand?
A recently released book, How Democracies Die by Harvard professors Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt, discusses how modern democracies fail. It is a timely book for an age of unprecedented challenge to liberal democracy throughout the world, and while its focus is on the United States, its lessons are also valuable when applied to a Thai context.