Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) publish a series of reports on Asia Online Politics. Isriya Paireepairit, SIU Research Director, wrote the Thailand report and his work is now published as Free Space of Expression: New Media and Thailand’s Politics.
SIU’s third book about the need of “Economical Transformation” for Thailand in the next decade.
Transform Thailand is SIU’s third book.
Transform Thailand discussed about the need of “Economical Transformation” for Thailand in the next decade. Thailand has transformed itself once since 1960s from purely agricultural countries to industrialization. The export-led growth had driven the country quite well for nearly 50 years. However the 1997 financial crisis destroyed Thailand’s dream as a ‘newly industrialized country’ (NIC) and the fifth ‘Asian Tiger’.
As 2010s, Thailand’s current growth engine nearly reaches its limit. Our production sector can’t elevate to the next level of technological advance while the cost-driven advantage is highly competed by emerging economies. The usual Middle-income trap.
Thailand needs to find a new unique positions in the globalized world to survive in the next century. This book discusses possible scenarios Thailand could be in the near future. We interviewed many Thai public figures, scholars, politicians who once directed the country to see their dream of the ‘Next Thailand’.
The Interviewees List
Pansak Vinyarat – Former Chief Policy Adviser of the Prime Minister
Pridiyathorn Devakula – Former Deputy Prime Minister and Governor of the Bank of Thailand
Surakiart Sathirathai – Former Deputy Prime Minister
Korbsak Sabhavasu – Former Deputy Prime Minister
Nipon Poapongsakorn – President of Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI)
Suvit Maesincee – Director of Sasin Institute for Global Affairs (SIGA)
Songsak Saicheua – Minister and Deputy Chief of Mission for the Royal Thai Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
SIU second book “Change Agents ผู้นำรุ่นใหม่เพื่อการเปลี่ยนแปลง” is the collection of 50 new generation youth leaders who are rising stars in the his/her industries.
SIU second book “Change Agents ผู้นำรุ่นใหม่เพื่อการเปลี่ยนแปลง” is the collection of 50 new generation youth leaders who are rising stars in the his/her industries. We call them the “Change Agents” who can bring changes and modernization to Thai society in the near future.
This book is based on the interviews from Transform Thailand project, supported by the Thai Health Foundation. The audio clips of all Change Agents are available on Transform Thailand web site.
SIU releases a comparison table/scorecard on Thai PM candidates between Yingluck Shinawatra and Abhisit Vejjajiva in both Thai and English version.
SIU releases a comparison table/scorecard on Thai PM candidates between Yingluck Shinawatra and Abhisit Vejjajiva. The goal is to spread the political information to the mass public in easy-to-understand format.
The original Thai version was released on 20 May 2011 at Siam Intelligence web site. It got good reception from Thai internet users, with more than 5,000 views, 150 retweets and 300 Facebook likes.
The English version was released on 30 May 2011 at New Mandala, a popular English-language blog on Southeast Asia politics.