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Royalism and the Crisis of Elite Governance in Thailand: An Interview with Thongchai Winichakul and Pavin Chachavalpongpun

Thongchai Winichakul, Pavin Chachavalpongpun, Lisandro Claudio


In May 2014, the Royal Thai Armed Forces launched a coup to establish a junta called the National Council for Peace and Order. In this interview, Social Transformations editor Lisandro Claudio (LC) speaks to historian Thongchai Winichakul (TW) of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and Political Scientist Pavin Chachavalpongpun (PC) of Kyoto University to examine the simmering tensions the undergird the military take over.

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