Thailand’s new right, social cleansing and the continuing military–monarchy entente

  title={Thailand’s new right, social cleansing and the continuing military–monarchy entente},
  author={James Taylor},
  journal={Asian Journal of Comparative Politics},
  pages={253 - 273}
  • James Taylor
  • Published 5 January 2021
  • Political Science
  • Asian Journal of Comparative Politics
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