Thailand has made poor progress making the transition from military to civilian rule and faces a "high risk" of future coups, the co-author of a new book on democratisation in Asia says.
"The more coups in the past, the more likely coups will take place in the future, so Thailand is a high-risk, coup-prone country," Democratisation and Civilian Control in Asia co-author Aurel Croissant said yesterday.
Thailand has experienced 18 coups since 1932. The book ranks Thailand fifth in the world for the number of coups staged between 1946 and 2010.
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