Political Vulnerabilities of a Primate City: The May 2010 Red Shirts Uprising in Bangkok, Thailand

  title={Political Vulnerabilities of a Primate City: The May 2010 Red Shirts Uprising in Bangkok, Thailand},
  author={Jack Fong},
  journal={Journal of Asian and African Studies},
  pages={332 - 347}
  • J. Fong
  • Published 1 June 2013
  • History
  • Journal of Asian and African Studies
Dynamics of the May 2010 ‘Red Shirts’ uprising in Bangkok are examined through literature about the primate city, a city that is exponentially larger than a country’s other cities. Employing news coverage of events, history about Bangkok’s urban and political development, and analyses of class-based inequalities and nationalisms that the city harbors within its confines, attributes of primate city are expanded to include its perennially vulnerable political status. Such a rendering of the… 

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