A Comparison of Political Movements in Thailand From 2005-2013: Case Study on People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD), the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC), and United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD)

Abstract

This paper analyzed the three political movements in Thailand since 2005-2013: the People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD), the People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC), and United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD). Thus, it found that there are both similarities and differences in Thailand's political movements. Similarities which can be seen from demonstrations include the fact that demonstrators normally rally in downtown Bangkok, occupy public buildings, use social media to communicate, exchange information and mobilize people and aim for democracy. On the other hand, there are some differences in detail such as ideology, strategy, people to join, aims and goals to their achievement.



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Ekapit Chinakai, Maejo University, Thailand
Non Naprathansuk, Maejo University, Thailand

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Conference: ACE2017
Stream: Education, Sustainability & Society: Social Justice, Development & Political Movements

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