Our Goals

We created this blog with the intention of bringing a non-partisan, political science perspective to Thai politics. In the climate of national reconciliation and constitutional rewriting, this is an ideal time to make objective scientific research a part of the conversation. Our goal is not to post partisan opinions or to push certain policies. Instead, we hope to publish three kinds of posts:

  • Our own original research on Thai politics. These may be published works or works in progress (such as conference papers).
  • Other original research about Thai politics. Political science scholars regularly conduct polls and other studies of Thai politics. Some of these studies make their way into academic journals, but many of these findings would be interesting to Thailand’s politicos. We hope to use this site to publicize them.
  • Research-based commentary on Thai politics. Frequently, we’ll read in the paper about how the best-financed candidate won more votes, or how 2010 was an anti-incumbent election year, or how the nuances of the legislative process may have made it harder for some bills to pass. As it happens, there are large research literatures within political science on many of these questions. We hope to occasionally share these insights to shed light on how politics works.

All posts will be written by social scientists (mostly from political science), either ourselves or guest contributors.