Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Thai Judicial Politics
I'd been working on a short piece about Thailand's judicial system for the New Mandala blog, and it's just been published. I'm admittedly not an expert on Thai courts, or even Thailand, but I tried to bring a larger perspective on judicial politics to the situation in Thailand. I suggest that conservative judicial politics has become embedded within the judiciary because of judicial reforms during the late 1890s and 1990s, which introduced civil law courts and judicial review, respectively. I'm currently working on a sequel focusing on the Constitutional Court. I'll let you know when it's posted.