Pavin Chachavalpongpun

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Pavin Chachavalpongpun is associate professor at the Centre for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University, Japan, where he teaches Southeast Asian Politics and International Relations in Asia. In late 2011, Pavin led a nationwide campaign to free a political prisoner, named Akong, who was accused of lese-majeste and was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Akong later died of cancer while still in prison.

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2017/08/07 | Pavin Chachavalpongpun

Does Thailand's Middle Class have a Distaste for Democracy

At this critical royal transition, both the middle class and civil society do not even hide their taste for authoritarianism. It manifests itself chiefly in politicisation and self-interest on their part.

2017/04/19 | Pavin Chachavalpongpun

Welcome to Thailand, Kingdom of Fear (and Favor)

How has Vajiralongkorn forged new alliances and eliminated enemies and critics in order to consolidate his reign?