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Rama XThe Thai Monarchy under King Vajiralongkorn

Monograph 69
Pavin Chachavalpongpun (ed.)
Yale University Southeast Asia Studies、2024年
306頁、ISBN: 978-1-7326102-2-4


In the twilight years of King Bhumibol Adulyadej (1946–2016), changes to monarchic power were already set in motion. Having been at the center of political gravity, Bhumibol left a vacuum of power when he died. Vajiralongkorn, enthroned in 2016, filled the vacuum with his desire to further augment the monarchic power despite his lack of moral authority and charisma. This book focuses on Vajiralongkorn’s attempt to strengthen his position of power by employing a different method from the one used by his father, Bhumibol. The pro-monarchy institutions have readjusted their relationship with Vajiralongkorn, primarily for their own interests, hence perpetuating the changing nature of monarchic power. But at the other end of the spectrum, the young generation has reacted daringly to the growing power of Vajiralongkorn by demanding royal reforms, and in the process trespassing against the overly protected realm of the monarchy even in the face of the lèse-majesté law. The Thai monarchy has arrived at a crossroads, and yet has chosen to resist popular will and disregard call for reforms. The future of the monarchy remains dangerously uncertain.(出版者の書籍紹介ページより)


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Rama X: The Thai Monarchy under King Vajiralongkorn
Pavin Chachavalpongpun

1  A Short Biography of King Vajiralongkorn
Paul M. Handley

2  The Making of Thailand’s Extra-Constitutional Monarchy
Federico Ferrara

3  Reining in Reigning Monarchs: The Problematic Legal Status of Kings in Thailand
David Streckfuss

4  Friends Close and Enemies Closer: Rama X and the Thai Military
Gregory V. Raymond

5  What’s Yours is Mine: Transforming at the Crown Property Bureau
Michael Ruffles

6  From Love to Fear: Affective Governance in Times of Succession
Claudio Sopranzetti

7  Destroying Monuments, Erasing Democracy: Coup, Monarchy, and the Politics of Memory in Thailand
Chatri Prakitnonthakan

8  Untamed and Unrestrained: On Vajiralongkorn’s Life Overseas
Pavin Chachavalpongpun