Women and Politics in Thailand


Kazuki Iwanaga

This edited volume, including contributions from some of the
leading scholars in the field, addresses the challenges, obstacles
and opportunities for increased women’s political representation
in Thailand. Will Thai politics be different with an increase in the
number of women politicians? What are the possibilities for Thai
women to take proactive initiatives that aim to transform Thai
politics into being more gender aware and equal? In seeking to
address these and related issues, the analysis brings together
a complex interplay of factors, such as traditional Thai views of
gender and politics; the national and local political context of the
Thai constitution of 1997; and recent experiences of selected
women politicians in the legislative and executive branches of
Thai government.

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