Just what does Thaksin’s rise mean for Thailand?

Just what does Thaksin's rise mean for Thailand? - December 1, 2001
There are many simplistic, knee-jerk appraisals of Thai PM Thaksin, but here's a downloadable paper, Modern Society, Thailand's Thaksin: New Populism or Old Cronyism?, that gives a reasoned take on Thaksin's rise to power and what it means to the Thai political system. It is by Pasuk Phongpaichit and Chris Baker and was presented at Johns Hopkins University-SAIS this November, 2001.
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