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McCargo, Duncan

Works: 55 works in 236 publications in 5 languages and 10,181 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: DS889, 952.049
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Most widely held works about Duncan McCargo
Most widely held works by Duncan McCargo
Politics and the press in Thailand : media machinations by Duncan McCargo( )

23 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 1,754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An important element in the Thai success story during the boom years of the late 1980s and early 1990s was the flourishing and politically interventionist print media. Politics and the Press in Thailand is the first book in English to examine the tangled web of relationships linking newspaper owners, editors, columnists and reporters, with leading politicians and power-holders." "Duncan McCargo was granted access to the editorial meetings and newsrooms of Thailand's leading newspapers. Drawing on numerous interviews and extensive observation, this book unpacks the contradictions and dichotomies that underlie political coverage in the Thai language press."--Jacket
Tearing apart the land : Islam and legitimacy in Southern Thailand by Duncan McCargo( )

19 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and Thai and held by 1,252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since January 2004, a violent separatist insurgency has raged in southern Thailand, resulting in more than three thousand deaths. Though largely unnoticed outside Southeast Asia, the rebellion in Pattani and neighboring provinces and the Thai government's harsh crackdown have resulted in a full-scale crisis. Tearing Apart the Land by Duncan McCargo, one of the world's leading scholars of contemporary Thai politics, is the first fieldwork-based book about this conflict. Drawing on his extensive knowledge of the region, hundreds of interviews conducted during a year's research in the troubled area, and unpublished Thai-language sources that range from anonymous leaflets to confessions extracted by Thai security forces, McCargo locates the roots of the conflict in the context of the troubled power relations between Bangkok and the Muslim-majority "deep South." McCargo describes how Bangkok tried to establish legitimacy by co-opting local religious and political elites. This successful strategy was upset when Thaksin Shinawatra became prime minister in 2001 and set out to reorganize power in the region. Before Thaksin was overthrown in a 2006 military coup, his repressive policies had exposed the precariousness of the Bangkok government's influence. A rejuvenated militant movement had emerged, invoking Islamic rhetoric to challenge the authority of local leaders obedient to Bangkok. For readers interested in contemporary Southeast Asia, insurgency and counterinsurgency, Islam, politics, and questions of political violence, Tearing Apart the Land is a powerful account of the changing nature of Islam on the Malay peninsula, the legitimacy of the central Thai government and the failures of its security policy, the composition of the militant movement, and the conflict's disastrous impact on daily life in the deep South. Carefully distinguishing the uprising in southern Thailand from other Muslim rebellions, McCargo suggests that the conflict can be ended only if a more participatory mode of governance is adopted in the region
The Thaksinization of Thailand by Duncan McCargo( )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For decades, Thailand was economically dynamic, yet politically shambolic. 1997 changed all that: the Asian economic crisis was closely followed by the promulgation of a new liberal constitution in Thailand, leading many observers to herald a process of rapid reform and renewal. Instead, the financial crisis and the 1997 constitution paved the way for the political rise of Thaksin Shinawatra, a fabulously wealthy telecommunications magnate often compared with Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi." "This book - by two leading scholars in the field - examines Thaksin's background, his business activities, the emergence of Thai Rak Thai, his relationship with the military, Thaksin's use of rhetoric through media such as radio, his wider political economy networks, and what this all means for the future." "The result is essential reading for students, academics, journalists, diplomats, investors - and anyone else who needs to understand what Thaksin Shinawatra is all about."--BOOK JACKET
Reforming Thai politics by Duncan McCargo( )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Media and politics in Pacific Asia by Duncan McCargo( )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,092 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is the first to provide a detailed account of the political influence exerted by both domestic and international media in the Asia Pacific region
Rethinking Vietnam( )

13 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on fieldwork and analysis by an international team of specialists, this book covers all aspects of contemporary Vietnam including recent history, the political economy, the reform process, education, health, labor market, foreign direct investment and foreign policy
Mapping national anxieties : Thailand's Southern conflict by Duncan McCargo( )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mapping National Anxieties locates the insurgency in the context of Thailand's wider political conflicts, exploring the ambiguous relationships between the Thai state and organised religion, the recent resurgence of Buddhist chauvinism and nationalism. McCargo examines the way Islamic provincial councils have been drawn into the conflict, and scrutinises the special challenges the conflict has created for Thailand's media, which have struggled to communicate a confusing story to an increasingly indifferent wider public. The book then moves beyond the crisis itself to look at ways forward, starting with the controversial National Reconciliation Commission that was established by the Thaksin Shinawatra government to propose peaceful options for reducing the violence. Another chapter explores how far Malay Muslims in Thailand's southern border provinces think of themselves as 'Thai', arguing that there is an important distinction between legal citizenship and informal understandings of what citizenship means and entails. Finally, McCargo invites readers to 'think the unthinkable' by imagining the possibility of autonomy for Thailand's deep South, and the implications for the country as a whole."--Page 4 of cover
Contemporary Japan by Duncan McCargo( Book )

45 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Japan is one of the world's most important societies, yet one of the least understood. This book is designed to fill the gap for a concise but thought-provoking introduction to all aspects of its political, economic and social life set in a clear historical context."--Jacket
Chamlong Srimuang and the new Thai politics by Duncan McCargo( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the early 1980s, Thailand's politics - like its fast-growing economy - have changed immensely. Dramatic events, such as the 1991 military coup and the popular anti-military uprising of May 1992, have challenged conventional views of the Thai political order. The armed forces remain capable of seizing power, yet can no longer take their traditional dominance for granted. The military and bureaucracy are under threat from new sources of power - dissident religious movements, local politicians in Bangkok, the opposition, NGOs, and a critical mass media. Chamlong Srimuang, a former general who served for six years as Governor of Bangkok and later became deputy prime minister and leader of the Phalang Tham Party, is Thailand's most controversial politician. A celibate and vegetarian with no worldly possessions, he is best known for spearheading the mass protest which ousted military strongman Suchinda Kraprayoon from the premiership in 1992. This book examines his career
Rethinking Thailand's southern violence( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since January 2004, the three Muslim-dominated provinces of Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat in the Thai south have been ablaze with political violence. Early incidents such as the bloody storming of the historic Kru-Ze mosque and the deaths of 78 Tak Bai protestors at the hands of the army made global headlines. But most of the subsequent events have gone largely unnoticed despite a terrible catalogue of "daily killings". The Thaksin Shinawatra government's persistent mishandling of the southern violence was a key factor behind the September 2006 military coup d'etat, the biggest political upheaval in Thailand since the early 1990s.This collection by Thai and international scholars examines the reasons behind the growing unrest in south Thailand from a variety of perspectives. The contributors reject the simplistic mantras of "terrorism experts" and call for more nuanced, subtle and critical readings of history and monuments, the ambiguous role of Thaksin Shinawatra government, alternative theories and explanations for the violence, the salience of political Islam, voices of ordinary people in Pattani and the misleading paradigms of the insecurity industry.This book will change the way the southern Thailand conflict is understood.--publisher
Sư̄mūanchon Thai kap kānphlakdan nayōbāi by Duncan McCargo( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in Thai and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Problematising democratisation : the Thai case by Duncan McCargo( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The political leadership of Major-General Chamlong Srimuang by Duncan McCargo( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

RoutledgeCurzon research on Southeast Asia( )

in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politics and the press in thailand by Duncan McCargo( Book )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Britain & Thailand by Duncan McCargo( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jepun masa kini by Duncan McCargo( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Policy advocacy and the media in Thailand by Duncan McCargo( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vote-buying in Thailand's northeast : the July 1995 general election by William A Callahan( )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Development research series. Problematising democratisation( )

in Multiple languages and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Politics and the press in Thailand : media machinations
Tearing apart the land : Islam and legitimacy in Southern ThailandThe Thaksinization of ThailandReforming Thai politicsMedia and politics in Pacific AsiaRethinking VietnamContemporary JapanRethinking Thailand's southern violence
Alternative Names
Dankhǣn Mækkhākō

Dankhæn Mækkhākō 1963-

Dankhn Mkkhako

Duncan McCargo britischer Politikwissenschaftler

Duncan McCargo British academic

Duncan McCargo Brits politicoloog

Mac Cargo Duncan

MacCargo Duncan

MacCargo, Duncan 1963-

Mækkhākō, Dankhǣn

Mækkhākō, Dankhæn 1963-

Mc Cargo Duncan

Mc Cargo, Duncan 1963-

McCargo D.

McCargo, Duncan

Mkkhako, Dankhn

맥카고, 던컨