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Thailand Reform in ASEAN Context

Addresses Thailand’s challenges towards the 3 pillars of ASEAN, covering ASEAN Political and Security Community (APSC), ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC). Considers socio-economic issues, such as ASEAN connectivity, domestic market protection, labour mobility, Thailand’s investment promotion, logistics, transboundary crimes, ASEAN as global power battle field, Thai people attitudes towards neighboring countries, Thais’ foreign language proficiency, social inharmoniousness, and middle income trap. Focuses on Thailand’s grand strategy for national reform, including democracy recovery, anti-corruption mechanism, populism, balance of power, political structure reform, and election system reform. Discusses global mega trend, new geopolitics in ASEAN, China’s soft power, social disparity and Jasmine Revolution, as well as social and educational reform.