Thailand: From Autocrats to Oversized Coalitions

  • Joel David MooreEmail author
Part of the The Political Economy of East Asia book series (TPEEA)


This chapter examines six periods in Thailand’s history since the 1950s which contain periods with a single veto player with low vulnerability, a single veto player with high vulnerability, very many veto players with low vulnerability, and very many veto players with moderate vulnerability. The temporal variation allows us to observe the sequence of changes that occurred in the policy environment and economic governance institutions in reaction to the changes in political constraints. As expected, greater systemic vulnerability led to fewer political rents and more coordinative institutions in single veto player government periods but had little impact under very many veto player government periods.


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