Country Profile: Thailand

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Country Profile: Thailand

  1. 1. Kingdom of ThailandAsh, GiGi, Sary, William, Zarhayda
  2. 2. Type ofGovernment + Selection of Leaders
  3. 3. Constitutional Monarchy• Republic• 3 Branches of the Thai Government System
  4. 4. 3 Branches of theThai Government: Executive• Prime Minister• Cabinet of Thailand (Councils of Ministers of Thailand) (35)• Selection • Parties – Prime Minister – Representatives of the Executive Branch
  5. 5. 3 Branches of theThai Government: Legislative• Bicameral • House of Representatives (500) • Senate (150)• Parliament of Thailand• Choosing representatives
  6. 6. 3 Branches of theThai Government: Judicial• The Courts of Justice• The Administrative Courts• The Constitutional Court• Exams given out by King
  7. 7. Ways to Changethe Government
  8. 8. • The prime minister is voted• father passes the throne• No ordinary people
  9. 9. Rule of Law
  10. 10. Judiciary • “Judicialization of Politics”• Constitutional Court • “Criminal Case Division for Persons Holding Political Positions”
  11. 11. Thaksin• Policies to “Help” the Poor• Electoral Frauds• Exiled (2008)• Corruption
  12. 12. Consent of the Governed
  13. 13. Bibliography U.S. Library of Congress. (2011). Local Government. Retrieved on April 2012 from http://countrystudies.us/thailand/78.htm No Author. (2012). The Government of Thailand. Retrieved on April 2012 from http://www.embracechiangmai.com/index.php?page=government No Author. (n.d.). Thai Governmental Structure. Retrieved on April 2012 from http://www.thailawforum.com/articles/briggsgov.html No Author. (2012, January 3). Background Note: Thailand. Retrieved on April 2012 from http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/2814.htm The Economist. (2012, April 14). Thailands politics: Looking for peace and love. Retrieved on April 2012 from http://www.economist.com/node/21552621 No Author. (October 21, 2007 - April 11, 2012). Thai Rath Political Cartoons. Retrieved on April 2012 from http://www.orangeshirtsusa.com/cartoons The New York Times. (2012, January 20). Thailand. Retrieved on April 2012 from http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/international/countriesandterritories/thailand/index.html CBC. (2012, March 23). Canada pursues free-trade deal with Thailand. Retrieved on April 2012 from http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/03/23/harper-thailand-trade.html The Economist. (2010, March 18). Thailands political stalemate. Retrieved on April 2012 from http://www.economist.com/node/15719095?story_id=15719095 No Author. (2012, January 3). Background Note: Thailand. Retrieved on April 2012 from http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/2814.htm BBC. (2012, April 9). Thailands political stalemate: Thailand country profile Retrieved on April 2012 from http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-15581957 Economist. (2012, April 14). Looking for peace and love: Attempts at reconciliation lead only to more recriminations. Retrieved on April 2012 from http://www.economist.com/node/21552621
  14. 14. Bibliography BBC. (2012, February 28). Thailand activist jailed for royal insult. Retrieved on April 2012 from http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17187559 BBC. (2012, January 11). Thailand compensation for protest victims approved. Retrieved on April 2012 from http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16500472 The Washington Post (n.d.). New hope in Thailand’s peaceful change of government. Retrieved on April 24th, 2012 from http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/new-hope-in-thailands-peaceful-change-of- government/2011/07/07/gIQAvpKk2H_story.html Daniel, Z. (2012, June 15). Thai PM defends crackdown on roits. Retrieved on April 25th, 2012 from http://www.abc.net.au/lateline/content/2011/s3244953.htm McCargo, D. (2011, January 13). Politics and the rule of Law in Thailand: Reflections on Prospects for the 2011 Elections. Retrieved on April 2012 from http://www2.lse.ac.uk/IDEAS/events/events/2011/110113ThaiPolitics.aspx Bunbongkarn, S. (n.d.) Democracy and Rule of Law in Thailand: Judicialization of Politics or Politicization of the Judiciary. Retrieved on April 2012 from http://www.thaiconsulatela.org/pdf/PM-DemocracyandRule.pdf Klein, J. R. (n.d.). The Battle for Rule of Law in Thailand: The Constitutional Court of Thailand. Retrieved on April 2012 from http://www.cdi.anu.edu.au/CDIwebsite_1998- 2004/thailand/thailand_downloads/ThaiUpdate_Klien_ConCourt%20Apr03.pdf The New York Times. (2012, January 20). Thailand. Retrieved on April 2012 from http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/international/countriesandterritories/thailand/index.html UPI. (2012, April 6). Thaksin, Yingluck allegedly met with rebels. Retrieved on April 2012 from http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2012/04/06/Thaksin-Yingluck-allegedly-met-with-rebels/UPI- 85681333750075/ Lefevre, A. S. (2012, April 11). Thaksin inches closer to return to Thailand. Retrieved on April 2012 from http://www.iol.co.za/news/world/thaksin-inches-closer-to-return-to-thailand-1.1273890 Thai Law Forum. (n.d.) Thai Governmental Structure. Retrieved on April 2012 from http://www.thailawforum.com/articles/briggsgov.html

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