Center of ASEAN Community Studies's Academic Staff

Assist. Prof. Dr. Napisa Waitoolkiat
Director of CACS

napisaw@gmail.com
  +66 55 96 1901

     Napisa Waitoolkiat is Director of the College of ASEAN Community Studies.

     She completed both an MA and PhD at Northern Illinois University in Political Science, after finishing a BA (also in Political Science) from Thammasat University in Bangkok.

     Her research is focused heavily on democratization and the political process—electoral politics, political accountability, and civil-military relations—both in Thailand and throughout the states of ASEAN.

  • – “Country Report, Thailand.” BTI (Bertelsmann Transformation Index) 2016
  • – Napisa Waitoolkiat, Paul Chambers and Srisompob Jitpiromsri, “Locating the Local: Untangling Ownership over Security Sector Processes of Peace-Building: The Case of Southern Thailand” in John Gledhill, ed., World Anthropologies in Practice. London: Bloomsbury Press, 2016.
  • – Napisa Waitoolkiat and Paul Chambers, “Political Party Finance in Thailand Today: Evolution, Reform, Control,” Critical Asian Studies Vol. 47, No. 4 (2015)
  • – Napisa Waitoolkiat and Paul Chambers, “Khaki Veto Power: The Organization of Thailand’s Armed Forces” in Paul Chambers, ed., Knights of the Realm: Thailand’s Military and Police, Then and Now. Bangkok: White Lotus Press, 2013, pp. 1-108.
  • – With Paul Chambers. “Country report, Thailand.” BTI (Bertelsmann Transformation Index) 2014 Project
    Book Review. Legitimacy Crisis in Thailand, edited by Mark Askew, King Prajadhipok’s Institute Yearbook No.5 (2008/09), Silkworm Books, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 2010. Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs Vol.30, No. 2 (2011)
  • – Napisa Waitoolkiat, “Effect of district magnitude on electoral corruption on under a block vote system: the case of Thailand.” Asia-Pacific Social Science Review 10:2, pp.47-62 (2010).
  • – With Paul Chambers. “Country report, Thailand.” BTI (Bertelsmann Transformation Index – forthcoming) 2012 Project.
    April 2008 – May 2009, a country anchor/consultant for Thailand in the project on “Democratic Accountability” (sponsored by Duke University, USA) published by World Bank as part of World Bank’s Dataset on Political Institutions (DPI).

Honorary Assist. Prof. Dr. Katsuyuki Takahashi
lecturer

katsuyukit@nu.ac.th
  +66 55 96 2223

     Katsuyuki Takahashi is a professor of the College of ASEAN Community Studies.

     He was born and grew up in Tokyo, Japan. He graduated from Soka University with a BA in Sociology, and then received his MA in International Relations and Ph.D. in International Studies, both at Waseda University.

     Dr. Takahashi’s work has covered the history of communist movements both in Thailand and throughout Asia and the history of relations between Japan and Southeast Asia. His current research interests include regionalism in Southeast Asia, Japan’s policy toward ASEAN, international politics of Southeast Asia, and the current socio-political movements of Thailand.

  • Katsuyuki Takahashi, “COVID-19 and Thailand,” Information on Thailand, Vol. 54, No. 3, May 2020, pp. 41-53. (in Japanese)
  • Katsuyuki Takahashi, “Flash Mob in Thailand,” Information on Thailand, Vol. 54, No. 2, March 2020, pp. 38-46. (in Japanese)
  • Katsuyuki Takahashi, “Patriotism in Thailand,” Information on Thailand, Vol. 54, No. 1, January 2020, pp. 38-46. (in Japanese)
  • Katsuyuki Takahashi, “Defense of Thailand,” Information on Thailand, Vol. 53, No. 6, November 2019, pp. 52-59. (in Japanese)
  • Katsuyuki Takahashi, “Transformation of the Vietnamese Society in Thailand: The Case of Ubon Ratchathani City Municipality,” The 12th International Conference The Humanities and Social Sciences, 24th -25th October, 2019, pp. 252-266.
  • Katsuyuki Takahashi, “The Leadership and Political Dynamics of Japan’s Political Factions Within the Conservative Party: The Cases of the Normalization of Japan-Soviet Union Relations and Japan-People’s Republic of China Relations,” International Journal of East Asian Studies, Vol. 23, No. 1, 2019,  324-355 (in Thai).

              https://www.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/easttu/article/view/213490 

  • Katsuyuki Takahashi, “Voting in elections in Phitsanulok,” International Thai-Japan International Symposium 2018, Siam University, February 2019, pp. 77-87.
  • Katsuyuki Takahashi, “Thai General Election in 2019,” Information on Thailand, Vol. 53, No. 2, March 2019, pp. 53-74. (in Japanese)
  • คัทซูยูกิ ทาคาฮาชิ “บทบาทของพรรคโคเมในกระบวนการผ่านร่างกฎหมายความร่วมมือกับปฏิบัติการรักษาสันติภาพของสหประชาชาติ: จุดเปลี่ยนสู่กระแสอนุรักษนิยมในญี่ปุ่น?,”ไชยวัฒน์ ค้ำชู :บรรณาธิการ, ประชาธิปไตยและกระแสอนุรักษนิยมในเอเชียตะวันออก, สำนักพิมพ์แห่งจุฬาลงกรณ์มหาวิทยาลัย, 2018, pp. 271-306.
  • Katsuyuki Takahashi, “Policies and Activities of Thai Communist Party in the 1940s,” Information on Thailand, Vol. 52, No. 5, September 2018, pp. 69-79. (in Japanese)
  • Katsuyuki Takahashi, “Surachai Saedan: Former Communist Party member and Red Shirt member,” Information on Thailand, Vol. 52, No. 4, July 2018, pp. 74-82. (in Japanese)
  • Katsuyuki Takahashi, “Pro-Election Movement in Thailand,” Information on Thailand, Vol. 52, No. 3, May 2018, pp. 85-96. (in Japanese)
  • Katsuyuki Takahashi, “Peace Process in the Deep South in Thailand and Aceh in Indonesia,” Information on Thailand, Vol. 52, No. 1, January 2018, pp. 56-68. (in Japanese)
  • Katsuyuki Takahashi, “Funeral of King Rama IX,” Information on Thailand, Vol. 51, No. 6, November 2017, pp. 58-72. (in Japanese)
  • Katsuyuki Takahashi, “Siphanom Wichitworasan: Isan Politician who helped the Lao Issara,” Information on Thailand, Vol. 51, No. 5, September 2017, pp. 68-75. (in Japanese)
  • Katsuyuki Takahashi, “The 85th Anniversary of the Constitutional Revolution in Thailand,” Information on Thailand, Vol. 51, No. 4, July 2017, pp. 71-79. (in Japanese)
  • Katsuyuki Takahashi, “Chalopchalai Phlangkun: The life and achievement,” Information on Thailand, Vol. 51, No. 3, May 2017, pp.32-40. (in Japanese)
  • Katsuyuki Takahashi, “Golden Triangle: The KMT, Opium King and museum,” Information on Thailand, Vol. 51, No. 2, March 2017, pp. 56-63. (in Japanese)
  • Katsuyuki Takahashi, “Amnesty policy and national integration: Phitsanulok and the Communist Party of Thailand,” Information on Thailand, Vol. 51, No. 1, January 2017, pp. 36-44. (in Japanese)
  • Katsuyuki Takahashi, “The incident of October 6, 1976 and the death of King Rama IX,” Information on Thailand, Vol. 50, No. 6, November 2016, pp. 71-78. (in Japanese)
  • Katsuyuki Takahashi, “The Situation in Thailand from the drafting constitution to the referendum,” Information on Thailand, Vol. 50, No. 3, May 2016, pp. 38-49. (in Japanese)
  • “The traditional football game between CU and TU under the Prayut government,” Information on Thailand, Vol. 50, No. 2, March 2016, pp. 43-50. (in Japanese)
  • “The Prayut government and Ratchapak Park,” Information on Thailand, Vol. 50, No. 1, January 2016, pp. 49-59. (in Japanese)

Dr. Paul Wesley Chambers
Lecturer

pwchambers@gmail.com
  +66 55 96 2224

     Paul Chambers, who completed a Ph.D. at Northern Illinois University in 2003, currently serves as Lecturer and Advisor for International Affairs at the College of ASEAN Community Studies, Naresuan University, Thailand. He is also Research Fellow at both the German Institute of Global Area Studies (GIGA) in Hamburg, Germany, as well as the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF) in Frankfurt, Germany. Finally, he is editor of the Routledge (SCOPUS) journal Asian Affairs: An American Review. His research focuses upon civil-military relations, security sector reform and democratization in Southeast Asia.

Publications

Forthcoming:

Chambers, Paul, Napisa Waitoolkiat, The Evolution of Khaki Capital in Thailand. ISEAS Publishing. (expected date of publication is in late 2021)

Chambers Paul, Nithi Nuangjamnong (eds.), The Political Economy of Beer in Asia.  London: Palgrave Macmillan (expected date of publication is in late 2022).

Chambers, Paul, “Assessing Monarchised Military and Khakistocracy in Post-2016 Thailand.”  In Chachavalpongun, Pavin, ed., Coup, King, Crisis: Thailand’s Troubled Politics and the Royal Succession.   To be published in 2020.

Chambers, Paul, Napisa Waitoolkiat, “Thailand’s Security Sector “Deform” and “Reform.” In Mannitz, Sabine, ed., The Cultural Dynamics of Political Globalisation, Springer, to be published in 2020.

Chambers, Paul, Napisa Waitoolkiat, “Militarization and Securitization in Thailand’s Deep South,” State of Conflict and Peace in the Deep South of Thailand. To be published in 2020 by Deep South Watch (Prince of Songkhla University) and Peace Resource Centre (Berghof Foundation).

Chambers, Paul, Locating Gen. Krit Sivara in the Evolution of Thailand’s Defective Democracy, 2020, Book (publisher yet to be determined)

Chambers, Paul, Haque, Mahbubul, Editors, “Special Issue, Suppressed and Subjugated: Rohingya People in Asia Today,” Asian Affairs: An American Review, forthcoming (2020)

Chambers, Paul. “Camouflaged Khakistocracy: Civil-Military Relations in Thailand,” In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics. Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2020  

Books

Chambers, Paul, Napisa Waitoolkiat (eds.), Khaki Capital: The Political Economy of the Military in Southeast Asia.  Copenhagen: NIAS, August 2017. http://www.niaspress.dk/books/khaki-capital.

Co-editor and co-author of chapter on theory and chapter on Thailand, Cambodia and Laos.

Paul W. Chambers, editor. Knights of the Realm: Thailand’s Military and Police, Then and Now. Bangkok: White Lotus Press, 2013

Aurel Croissant, David Kuehn, Philip Lorenz, Paul W. Chambers. Democratization and Civilian Control in Asia. Palgrave, 2013.

Paul Chambers and Thein Swe, “Cashing in” Across the Golden Triangle: Thailand’s Northern Border Trade with China, Myanmar, and Lao PDR, Chiang Mai, Thailand: Silkworm Books, 2011. http://www.amazon.com/Cashing-across-Golden-Triangle-Thailands/dp/6169005343

Paul Chambers and Aurel Croissant (eds.), Democracy under Stress. Civil-Military Relations in South and Southeast Asia, Bangkok: ISIS (Friedrich Ebert Stiftung), 2010. http://www.whitelotusbooks.com/bookdetail.php?id=N3528 http://www.fes-asia.org/media/publication/2010_Demcracy%20under%20Stress_ISIS.pdf

Editor of Special Issues of SCOPUS Journals

Chambers, Paul, Ufen, Andreas, editors: Special Issue: “Intra-party Factionalism in Southeast Asia,” Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs, Volume 39 Issue 1, April 2020, https://journals.sagepub.com/toc/saaa/39/1

Chambers, Paul, Jitpiromsri, Srisompob, Waitoolkiat, Napisa, editors: Special Issue: “Conflict in the Deep South of Thailand: Never-ending Stalemate?”. Asian International Studies Review, Vol. 20, No. 1, 2019, http://www.asianisr.org/sub/archives_view.asp?mode&=restring=archives.asp%3Fxsearch%3D0%3D%3Dpage%3D1&idx=227&page=1&xyear&=xvol&=xno&=xsearch=1&cn_search=

Chambers, Paul, Waitoolkiat, Napisa, Jitpiromsri, Srisompob,  editors:  Special Issue: “Quagmire of Violence in Thailand’s Southern Borderlands,” Asian Affairs: An American Review, Volume 45, Issue 2, 2018 (April 28, 2019), pp.43-55, https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/vasa20/45/2?nav=tocList

Journal Articles and Book Chapters:

Paul Chambers, “Red Rim Soldiers: The Changing Leadership of Thailand’s Military in 2020,” New Mandala, September 21, 2020,

https://www.newmandala.org/the-changing-leadership-of-thailands-military-in-2020/

Paul Chambers, “Democratisation Interrupted: The Parallel State and the Demise of Democracy in Thailand.” In Stateness and Democracy in East Asia (edited by Aurel Croissant and Olli Hellmann), London: Cambridge University Press, May 21, 2020.

https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/stateness-and-democracy-in-east-asia/democratization-interrupted-the-parallel-state-and-the-demise-of-democracy-in-thailand/2C0552DEE8AE98085CD5C7F60BA92018

Paul Chambers, “Political Plague: Thailand’s COVID-19 State of Emergency as a Mere Footnote in an Historical Tragedy of Authoritarianism,” Center for Southeast Asian Studies Newsletter 78, Kyoto University, May 12, 2020,

https://covid-19chronicles.cseas.kyoto-u.ac.jp/post-026-html/

Chambers, Paul. “Cambodia: Armed Forces under Personalized Control,” In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics. Oxford University Press, April, 2020, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780190228637.013.1799

Chambers, Paul, Ufen, Andreas, Special Issue, “Causes, Effects and Forms of Factionalism in Southeast Asia,” Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs, 2020, https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1868103420916044

Chambers, Paul, Waitoolkiat, Napisa, “Faction Politics in an Interrupted Democracy: The Case of Thailand.” In Explaining the Rise and Varieties of Party Factionalism: Evidence from Competitive Party Systems in Southeast Asia, Special Issue, Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs, 2020, https://doi.org/10.1177/1868103420906020,

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1868103420906020  

Chambers, Paul, “Thailand Country Report,” Bertelsmann Transformation Index 2020, http://www.bertelsmann-transformation-index.de

Chambers, Paul, “Arch-Royalist Autocracy Unlimited: Civil-Military Relations in Contemporary Thailand.” In Rights and Security in India, Myanmar and Thailand, pp.193-217 (edited by Chosein Yamahata, Sueo Sudo and Takashi Matsugi).  Singapore:  Springer Nature (Palgrave Macmillan), 2020, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-1439-5, https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-981-15-1439-5_11.

Chambers, Paul, Waitoolkiat, Napisa, “Thailand’s Thwarted Democratization,” Asian Affairs: An American Review, Volume 20, Issue 2, pp.149-175, 2020,

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00927678.2019.1699226

Chambers, Paul, “The Partisan History of Police Power in Thailand,” New Mandala (blog), March 2, 2020, https://www.newmandala.org/the-partisan-history-of-police-power-in-thailand/

Chambers, Paul “Securing an Alternative Army: The Evolution of the Royal Thai Police.” In The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Thailand.  Edited by Pavin Chachavalpongpun, Routledge (2019), https://www.routledge.com/Routledge-Handbook-of-Contemporary-Thailand-1st-Edition/Chachavalpongpun/p/book/9781138558410.

Chambers, Paul, “Thailand’s Fading Democracy,” Italian Institute for International Political Studies, December 11, 2019, https://www.ispionline.it/en/pubblicazione/thailands-fading-democracy-24588.

Chambers, Paul, “Scrutinising Thailand’s 2019 annual military reshuffle,” New Mandala, September 25, 2019, https://www.newmandala.org/scrutinising-thailands-2019-annual-military-reshuffle/

Chambers, Paul, Bunyavejchewin, Poowin, “Thailand’s Foreign Economic Policy toward Mainland Southeast Asia,”ISEAS Perspective, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS). Singapore, 2019, https://www.iseas.edu.sg/images/pdf/ISEAS_Perspective_2019_64.pdf

Chambers, Paul, Jitpiromsri, Srisompob, Waitoolkiat, Napisa. “Introduction.” In Special Issue: “Conflict in the Deep South of Thailand: Never-ending Stalemate?” Edited by Chambers, Paul, Jitpiromsri, Srisompob, Waitoolkiat, Napisa. Asian International Studies Review, Vol. 20, No. 1, 2019, http://www.asianisr.org/sub/archives_view.asp?mode&=restring=archives.asp%3Fxsearch%3D0%3D%3Dpage%3D1&idx=227&page=1&xyear&=xvol&=xno&=xsearch=1&cn_search=

Chambers, Paul, Wheeler, Matthew, “Talking with MARA, Fighting with BRN”: Peace Dialogue in Southernmost Thailand Under Military Rule” Special Issue: Conflict in the Deep South of Thailand: Never-ending Stalemate?” Asian International Studies Review, Issue 2, 2019, http://www.asianisr.org/sub/archives_view.asp?mode&=restring=archives.asp%3Fxsearch%3D0%3D%3Dpage%3D1&idx=226&page=1&xyear&=xvol&=xno&=xsearch=1&cn_search=

Chambers, Paul, Waitoolkiat, Napisa.  “The Role of Security Forces in Thailand’s Deep South Counter-Insurgency.” In Special Issue: “Conflict in the Deep South of Thailand: Never-ending Stalemate?” Edited by Chambers, Paul, Jitpiromsri, Srisompob, Waitoolkiat, Napisa. Asian International Studies Review, Vol. 20, No. 1, 2019, http://www.asianisr.org/sub/archives_view.asp?mode=&restring=archives.asp%253Fxsearch%253D0%253D%253Dpage%253D1&idx=225&page=1&xyear=&xvol=&xno=&xsearch=1&cn_search=

Chambers, Paul Jitpiromsri, Srisompob, Waitoolkiat, Napisa. Chapter 1: “Introduction.” In Waitoolkiat, Napisa, Chambers, Paul, Jitpiromsri, Srisompob,  editors:  Special Issue: “Quagmire of Violence in Thailand’s Southern Borderlands,” Asian Affairs: An American Review, Volume 45, Issue 2, 2018 (April 28, 2019), pp.43-55, https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/vasa20/45/2?nav=tocList

Waitoolkiat, Napisa, Chambers, Paul. “Battlefield Transformed: Deciphering Thailand’s Divisive 2019 Poll in Bangkok.”Thai Data Points, June 7, 2019,

https://www.thaidatapoints.com/post/battlefield-transformed-deciphering-thailand-s-divisive-2019-poll-in-bangkok

Chambers, Paul. “What if Thailand’s Junta Can’t Control the Military?”New Mandala (Blog), March 14, 2019, https://www.newmandala.org/what-if-thailands-junta-cant-control-the-military/.

Chambers, Paul.  “A Rebuke against a Sister and the Personalising of Monarchical Control.” New Mandala (Blog), February 9, 2019, https://www.newmandala.org/a-rebuke-against-a-sister-and-the-personalising-of-monarchical-control/.

Pou, Sovachana, Chambers, Paul, “Human Insecurity Scourge: The Land Grabbing Crisis in Cambodia.” In (Hernandez, C.G., Kim, E.M., Mine, Y., Xiao, R. eds.) Human Security and Cross-Border Cooperation in East Asia, Palgrave (JICA), 2019, https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783319952390.

Chambers, Paul, “East-West Asia Economic Connections: Chinese and Japanese Perspectives,” Working Paper 10: “South Asia at the Crossroads: Connectivity, Security and Sustainable Development (edited by Siegfried O. Wolf),” April 19, 2018, ISSN Number 2506-8202, https://www.sadf.eu/sadf-working-paper-10-south-asia-at-the-crossroads-connectivity-security-and-sustainable-development/.

Chambers, Paul, “Thailand Country Report,” Bertelsmann Transformation Index 2018, http://www.bertelsmann-transformation-index.de

Chambers, Paul, “In the Land of Democratic Rollback: Military Authoritarianism and Monarchical Primacy in Thailand.” In Howe, Brendan, editor,  National Security, Statecentricity, and Governance in East Asia , Springer, 2018.

https://books.google.co.th/books?id=A9Q5DwAAQBAJ&pg=PA37&lpg=PA37&dq=land+of+rollback+chambers+howe&source=bl&ots=WEree6pyRv&sig=-IF_EU4MawiWvhBb279T0wFwupM&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjR58O3m9DZAhXHupQKHdsFD7AQ6AEIJzAA#v=onepage&q=land%20of%20rollback%20chambers%20howe&f=false.

Siwach Sripokangkul, Chambers, Paul, “Returning Soldiers to the Barracks: Military Reform as the Crucial First Step in Democratising Thailand,” Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 25 (1): 1-20 (2017), http://www.pertanika2.upm.edu.my/Pertanika%20PAPERS/JSSH%20Vol.%2025%20(1)%20Mar.%202017/01%20JSSH%20Vol%2025%20(1)%20Mar%202017_1477-2015_pg1-20.pdf.

Chambers, Paul, “Constitutional Change and Security Forces: Lessons from Thailand, Myanmar and the Philippines.” In Politics and Constitutions in Southeast Asia, edited by Marco Bunte and Bjorn Dressel.  Oxon, UK: Routledge, 20 July 2016, https://www.routledge.com/Politics-and-Constitutions-in-Southeast-Asia/Bunte-Dressel/p/book/9781138847545.

Chambers, Paul, Napisa Waitoolkiat, “The Resilience of Monarchized Military in Thailand.” In Kanchoochat, Veerayooth, Hewison, Kevin, eds.,  Thailand’s Authoritarian Turn: Military, Monarchy and Repression.  Oxon, UK: Routledge, https://www.amazon.com/Military-Monarchy-Repression-Assessing-Authoritarian/dp/1138215651.

Chambers, Paul, Napisa Waitoolkiat, “The Resilience of Monarchized Military in Thailand”  In Kanchoochat, Veerayooth, Hewison, Kevin, eds.,  Thailand’s Authoritarian Turn: Military, Monarchy and RepressionJournal of Contemporary Asia, Special Issue: Volume 46, Number 3, 2016, https://journalofcontemporaryasia.wordpress.com/2016/03/23/monarchised-military-in-thailand/.

Paul Chambers, Napisa Waitoolkiat, Srisompob Jitpiromsri, “Locating the Local. Untangling Ownership over Security Sector Processes of Peace-Building in Southern Thailand,” in: (Hrsg.): World Anthropologies in Practice. Situated Perspectives, Global Knowledge (John Gledhill, editor), Bd. 1, London, New Delhi, New York, Sydney: Bloomsbury, 2016, http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/world-anthropologies-in-practice-9781474252607/.

Chambers, Paul, “Civil-Military Relations in Thailand since the 2014 Coup: The Tragedy of Security Sector “Deform,” Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF) Report No. 138, Frankfurt/M., 2015.

Napisa Waitoolkiat, Chambers, Paul, Political Party Finance in Thailand Today: Evolution, Reform, and Control, Critical Asian Studies, 47, 4, 2015, http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14672715.2015.1091211

Chambers, Paul. “’Neo-Sultanistic Tendencies:’The Trajectory of Civil-Military Relations in Cambodia,” Asian Security, 11, 3, 2015, http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14799855.2015.1108965

Chambers, Paul, Middle East Institute (blog), “The Military Muzzling of Thailand and the Quandary of Demilitarization,” July 29, 2015, http://www.mei.edu/content/map/military-muzzling-thailand-and-quandary-demilitarization

Chambers, Paul, “Constitutional Change and Security Forces in Southeast Asia: Lessons from Thailand and Myanmar.” In Contemporary Southeast Asia, 36, 1, April 2014. 

Chambers, Paul, “Superficial Consolidation: Security Sector Governance and the Executive Branch in the Philippines Today”, Chapter 6, Security Sector Reform in Southeast Asia: From Policy to Practice (Edited by Felix Heidux).  London/New York: Palgrave/MacMillan, 2014.

Chambers, Paul.  “Mediating the Mayhem: The Military and Thailand’s Slide toward Pandemonium,” E-International Relations, February 27, 2014, http://www.e-ir.info/2014/02/27/mediating-the-mayhem-the-military-and-thailands-slide-toward-pandemonium/.

Chambers, Paul, “Thailand’s Deep South Smoldering Imbroglio: Causes and Exits Strategies,” Asia Peacebuilding Initiatives (blog), Osaka School of International Public Policy, January 15, 2014, http://peacebuilding.asia/thailands-deep-south-smoldering-imbroglio-causes-and-exit-strategies/.

Chambers, Paul, “Economic Guidance and Contestation: An Analysis of Thailand’s Evolving Trajectory of Development,” Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs, Vol 32, No 1 (2013).

Chambers, Paul, “Unruly Boots: Military Power and Security Sector Reform Efforts in Thailand,” Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF) Report No. 121, Frankfurt/M., 2013, http://www.ssoar.info/ssoar/bitstream/handle/document/34944/ssoar-2013-chambers-Unruly_boots_military_power_and.pdf?sequence=1.

Chambers, Paul, “Military ‘Shadows’ in Thailand since the 2006 coup,” Asian Affairs: An American Review, Volume 40, Issue 2, 2013, pp.56-82.

Chambers, Paul, “Trouble in Thailand: Failed Civilian Control amidst Fruitless Demilitarisation,” In Demilitarising the State: the South and Southeast Asian Experience (Rajesh Basru and Kartik Bommakanti, editors),  Singapore: S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, 2012, pp.56-81. 

Chambers, Paul, A Precarious Path: The Evolution of Civil-Military Relations in the Philippines, Asian Security, 8, 2 (July 12, 2012),138-163.

Chambers, Paul.  “Where Agency Meets Structure: Understanding Civil-Military Relations in Contemporary Thailand”, in Asian Journal of Political Science 19, 3 (2011), pp.290-304.

Chambers, Paul. “Cleaved Clout: Factionalism and Fissures in Thailand’s Military
Today and Implications for Stability and Democratization“, European-Asian Journal of Law and Governance, Vol.1, No.2, Autumn 2011, pp.225-243.

Aurel Croissant, David Kuehn, Paul W. Chambers, Philip Völkel and Siegfried O. Wolf. “Theorizing Civilian Control in New Democracies: Agency, Structure and Institutional Change”, Zeitschrift für Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft [Comparative Governance and Politics], 5,1 (2011), pp.75-98.

With Aurel Croissant, “A Contested Site of Memory: the Preah Vihear Temple through the Opposing Narratives of Cambodia and Thailand.” In Cultures and Globalization Series 4: Heritage, Memory Identity (edited by Helmut K Anheier and Yudhishthir Raj Isar).  London: Sage Publications Ltd. (2011).

Aurel Croissant, Paul Chambers and Philip Völkel, “Democracy, the Military and Security Sector Governance in Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand: Findings and Prospects,” in Marco Buente and Aurel Croissant, eds., The Crisis of Democratic Governance in Southeast Asia.  London: Palgrave, Chapter 11 (2011), pp.190-208.

“Thailand Country Report,” Bertelsmann Transformation Index 2012, http://www.bertelsmann-transformation-index.de (2011).

With Aurel Croissant, David Kuehn and Siegfried Wolf, “Conceptualizing Civil-Military Relations in Emerging Democracies”.  European Political Science (Palgrave-Macmillan) 11 March 2011; doi:10.1057/eps.2011.2, http://www.palgrave-journals.com/eps/journal/vaop/ncurrent/pdf/eps20112a.pdf.

“Understanding Civil-Military Relations Today: The Case of Thailand with Implications

for Emerging Democracies in Asia.”In Asia-Pacific Social Science Review 10:2 (2010), pp. 1-24.

Paul W. Chambers, “In the Shadow of the Soldier’s Boot: Assessing Civil-Military Relations in Thailand,” in Marc Askew (editor), Legitimacy Crisis in Thailand, Chiang Mai, Thailand: Silkworm Books and King Prajadhipok’s Institute, 2010, pp. 197-234.

With Aurel Croissant, David Kuehn, and Siegfried O. Wolf, “Beyond the Fallacy of Coup-ism: Conceptualizing Civilian Control of the Military in Emerging Democracies”, Democratization (October 2010), 17: 5, pp.950-975.

With Aurel Croissant, “Monopolizing, Mutualizing, or Muddling Through:

Factions and Party Management in Contemporary Thailand,” Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs, 29, 3, 3-33 (2010).

Paul W. Chambers, “Thailand on the Brink: Resurgent Military, Eroded Democracy,” Asian Survey, 50, 5 (September-October 2010).

With Aurel Croissant, “Intra-Party Democracy in Thailand,” Asian Journal of Political Science, 18, 2 (August 2010), pp.195 – 223.

With Philip Voelkel, “Demokratie und zivile Kontrolle über das Militär in Thailand und Indonesien, Asien [The German Journal on Contemporary Asia], 116, July 2010, pp.63-79.

http://www.asienkunde.de/index.php?file=116.html&folder=zeitschrift_asien/archiv

Paul W. Chambers, Aurel Croissant, and Thitinan Pongsudhirak, “Introduction”, in: Aurel Croissant, Paul W. Chambers and Aurel Croissant (eds.), Democracy under Stress. Civil-military relations in South and Southeast Asia, Bangkok: ISIS (Friedrich Ebert Stiftung), 2010.

Paul W. Chambers, “U-Turn to the Past? The Resurgence of the Military in Contemporary Thai Politics,”in Paul W. Chambers and Aurel Croissant (eds.), Democracy under Stress. Civil-military relations in South and Southeast Asia, Bangkok: ISIS (Friedrich Ebert Stiftung), 2010.

With Siegfried O. Wolf, “Image-Formation at a Nation’s Edge: Thai Perceptions of its Border Dispute with Cambodia – Implications for South Asia,” (2010) No. 52, February 2010; Heidelberg Papers in South Asian and Comparative Politics, ISSN: 1617-5069, http://archiv.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/volltextserver/frontdoor.php?source_opus=10459.

“Thailand Country Report,” Bertelsmann Transformation Index 2010, http://www.bertelsmann-transformation-index.de/126.0.html?L=1(2009). 

“Superfluous, Mischievous, or Emancipating?  Thailand’s Evolving Senate Today.”In Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs (Südostasien Aktuell) Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs, 28, 3, 3-80 (2009).

“Edgy Amity along the Mekong: Thai-Lao Relations in a Transforming Regional Equilibrium.” In Asian Journal of Political Science, Volume 17, Number 1, 2009, pp.89-118.

“Oblique Intervention: The Role of US Missionaries in Siam’s Incorporation of Lanna – 1867-1878” (co-authored with Eva Pascal).  In Journal of World Christianity, Vol 2, No 1 (2009).

“Parties, Factions, and the Durability of Cabinets, Coalitions, and Parliaments in Thailand: 1979-2001.” Party Politics (through Sage Publishers), Volume 14, No. 3, May 2008.

“In Response to Michael H. Nelson,” in Journal of East Asian Studies, Volume 7, Number 1, 2007 (January-April).

“An Institutionalist Approach to Coalition Behavior in Thailand,” in Political Science Review, Chiangmai University, Volume 41, Number 1, 2006, pp.50-67.

“Harnessing Suwannaphum: Thailand’s Foreign Economic Policy Toward Mainland Southeast Asia in the Era of Thaksin,” in Unger, Daniel H., and Neher, Clark D., editors, Bureaucracy and National Security in Southeast Asia: Essays in Honor of M. Ladd Thomas, Northern Illinois University Press, 2006, pp.131-161.

“Thailand’s 2005 General Election,” in Aurel Croissant and Beate Martin, eds., Between Consolidation and Crisis:Elections and Democracy in Five Nations in Southeast Asia, Berlin, Germany: Lit Verlag, Southeast Asian Modernities (Bd. 3), Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, (April, 2006).

Has Everything Changed in Thai Politics Under Thaksin? Political Factions Before through 2004” Crossroads: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, volume 17, number 2 (2006).  

“Evolving Toward What? Parties, Factions, and Coalition Behavior in Thailand Today.” Journal of East Asian Studies, Volume 5, #3, (Sept-Dec) 2005.

 “US-Thai Relations after 9/11: A New Era in Cooperation?” Contemporary Southeast Asia 26, no.3 (2004): 460-79.

“Good Governance, Political Stability, and Constitutionalism in Thailand.”  King Prajadhipok’s Institute. Occasional Paper, April 2003.

“Mung Lek Nai Mung Yai: How Factions Matter in Contemporary Thai Politics.”  Journal of Social Sciences, Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University.  32, 2, July-December, 2001, pp..192-230.

Book Reviews:

Chambers, Paul  Book Review, Daniel Unger and Chandra Mahakanjana, Thai Politics: Between Democracy and its Discontents, August 2020, Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, 51, 1-2,

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022463420000417,

https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/journal-of-southeast-asian-studies/article/thailand-thai-politics-between-democracy-and-its-discontents-by-daniel-h-unger-and-chandra-mahakanjana-boulder-co-lynne-rienner-2016-pp-ix-251-notes-bibliography-index/B1479CE60660769E67A64E43492C3AA4

Chambers, Paul  Book Review, Wise, James.  Thailand: History, Politics and the Rule of Law, April 15, 2019, Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia, Issue 28, September 2020,

https://kyotoreview.org/issue-28/review-thailand-history-politics-and-the-rule-of-law/

Chambers, Paul  Book Review, Volker Grabowsky and Frederick Rettig, editors, Armies and Societies in Southeast Asia, October 2019, Asian Affairs: An American Review, Volume 19, Issue 4 (published 2020),

pages: 125-127, https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00927678.2020.1720941.

Chambers, Paul  Book Review, Eugene Ford. Cold War Monks: Buddhism and America’s Strategy in Southeast Asia (2019), Asian Affairs: An American Review, https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00927678.2019.1660044.

Chambers, Paul  Book Review, Adam Simpson. Energy, Governance and Security in Thailand and Myanmar (Burma): A Critical Approach to Environmental Politics in the South (2019), Asian Affairs: An American Review, https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/SPFNQKUXXGF2NKPTC8KU/full?target=10.1080/00927678.2019.1660046

Chambers, Paul. Book Review, Goldston, Desley, editor.  Engaging Asia: Essays on Laos and Beyond in Honour of Martin Stuart-Fox (2019), Asian Affairs,

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03068374.2019.1634367

Chambers, Paul  Book Review, Dominic Faulder.  Anand Panyarachun and the Making of Modern Thailand, 2019, Asia Sentinel,

https://www.asiasentinel.com/book-review/anand-panyarachun-and-the-making-of-modern-thailand/

Chambers, Paul  Book Review, Cambodia Votes: Democracy, Authority and International Support for Elections 1993-2013, Asian Affairs: An American Review, 45, 2 (2018), https://www.tandfonline.com/loi/vasa20?open=45&year=2018&repitition=0#vol_45_2018.

Chambers, Paul, Book Review Heather Streets-Salter. World War One in Southeast Asia: Colonialism and Anticolonialism in an Era of Global Conflict , Asian Affairs, 49, 3, August 7, 2018,  pp.547-550, https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03068374.2018.1487722.

Chambers, Paul, Book Review  Gregory Vincent Raymond  Thai Military Power: A Culture of Strategic Accommodation, Contemporary Southeast Asia, Vol. 40, No. 2 (2018), pp.342-345, https://bookshop.iseas.edu.sg/account/downloads/get/20109.

Chambers, Paul, Book Review Kanokrat Lertchoosakul  The Rise of the Octobrists in Contemporary Thailand: Power and Conflict among Former Left-Wing Student Activists in Thai Politics, Asian Affairs: An American Review, 44, 3, 2017, https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00927678.2017.1327776.

Paul Chambers, Book Review: Shane Strate: The Lost Territories: Thailand’s History of National Humiliation, Asian Affairs, (February 1, 2017), http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03068374.2017.1271606.

Paul Chambers, Book Review: John A. Marston.  Ethnicity, Borders and the Grassroots Interface with the State: Studies on Southeast Asia in Honor of Charles F. Keyes, African and Asian Studies, Volume 15, Issue 1, 2016, http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/10.1163/15692108-12341352.

Paul Chambers, Book Review: Federico Ferrara: The Political Development of Modern Thailand, Asian Affairs, Vol. 47 , Iss. 2,2016, http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03068374.2016.1171626?scroll=top&needAccess=true.

Paul Chambers, Book Review: Terence Lee.  Defect or Defend: Military Responses to Popular Protests in Authoritarian Asia, Asian Affairs: An American Review, Vol 43, Issue 3, 2016, http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00927678.2016.1185297.

Paul Chambers, Book Review: Marshall, Andrew MacGregor.  A Kingdom in Crisis: Thailand’s Struggle for Democracy in the Twenty-First Century, Asian Affairs: An American Review, Vol 43, Issue 3, 2016, http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00927678.2016.1204845.

Paul Chambers, Book Review: Yos Santasombat, ed.: Impact of China’s Rise on the Mekong Region, African and Asian Studies, (December 2016), http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/10.1163/15692108-12341364.

Paul Chambers, Book Review: Astrid Noren-Nilssen, Cambodia’s Second Kingdom: Nation, Imagination and Democracy,” Asian Affairs: An American Review, (October 2016), http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00927678.2016.1235949?journalCode=vasa20.

Human Trafficking in Thailand: Current Issues, Trends, and the Role of the Thai Government. By Siroj Sorajjakool. Chiang Mai: Silkworm Books, 2013.  African and Asian Studies, 14 (2015), pages 359-371.

Finding their Voice: Northeastern Villagers and the Thai State.  By Charles Keyes. Chiang Mai: Silkworm, 2014.  In Asian Affairs: An American Review, Vol. 42, No. 4 (2015), pages 203-204.

Hun Sen’s Cambodia.  By Sebastian Strangio.   New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2014.  In Journal of Asian Security and International Affairs, December 2015; 2 (3), pages 349-352.

We Didn’t Start the Fire: My Struggle for Democracy in Cambodia.  By Sam Rainsy.  Chiang Mai: Silkworm, 2013.  In Asian Affairs: An American Review, Vol. 42, No. 4 (2015), pages 204-205.

Divided Over Thaksin: Thailand’s Coup and Problematic Transition. Edited by John Funston.  Singapore: ISEAS, 2009.  In Journal of Current Southeast Asia, vol. 29, issue 1, pages 145-152, 2010.

The King Never Smiles: A Biography of Thailand’s Bhumipol Adulyadej.  By Paul M. Handley.  New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press, 2006.  In Contemporary Southeast Asia, Volume 29, No. 3, December, 2007.

Democratic Civil-Military Relations: Soldiering in 21st Century Europe.  Edited by Sabine Mannitz..  London: Routledge, 2012.  In e-International Relations, http://www.e-ir.info/2012/07/28/review-democratic-civil-military-relations/.

Newspaper/Magazine Articles:

April 4, 2019 “Thailand’s Military is Big Election Winner,” Nikkei Asian Review,

https://asia.nikkei.com/Opinion/Thailand-s-military-is-big-election-winner

June 2, 2014  “Who’s Who in the Thai Coup,” New Mandala, http://asiapacific.anu.edu.au/newmandala/2014/06/02/whos-who-in-the-thai-coup/

March 18, 2014 “Obstacles to Civilian Control of the Security Sector in Thailand,” Middle East-Asia Project (MAP) series on “’Civilianizing’ the State in the Post-Arab Spring Middle East and North Africa: Reflections on and Insights from the Asia Pacific Experience.”Middle East Institute (blog), http://www.mei.edu/content/obstacles-civilian-control-security-sector-thailand.

March 1, 2014 “PM’s Closeness to Cops Hurts Army Ties, Bangkok Post, http://www.e-ir.info/2014/02/27/mediating-the-mayhem-the-military-and-thailands-slide-toward-pandemonium/ 

February 25, 2014  “Yingluck’s Affinity with the Police and Thailand’s Divided Security Sector,”China Policy Institute Blog, The University of Nottingham, http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/chinapolicyinstitute/2014/02/25/yinglucks-affinity-with-the-police-and-thailands-divided-security-sector/.

December 26, 2010  “Thailand’s Recent Political Turmoil and its Implications for Asia”, The    Unseen (Political Magazine, The Daily Sun), Dhaka, Bangladesh, December 26, 2010, pp. 26-27, http://www.daily-sun.com/epaper/?pub_date=2010/12/26&swf_hgt=550&file_name=tab_1

July 1, 2010  “Thailand’s Ticking Political Time Bomb,” American Thinker (July 1, 2010), http://www.americanthinker.com/2010/07/thailands_ticking_political_ti.html

July, 2010  Essay in Insight Asia-Pacific on the military’s influence on political stability in Thailand (July 2010). http://www.oav.de/aktuell/insight-asia-pacific/ 

June 9, 2010  “The Challenges for Thailand’s Arch-Royalist Military,” New Mandala, http://asiapacific.anu.edu.au/newmandala/.

May 21, 2010  “Future is dark unless both sides are prepared for reconciliation,” The Independent, http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/dr-paul-chambers-future-is-dark-unless-both-sides-are-prepared-for-reconciliation-1978792.html.

October 23, 2009  “Thailand’s Military: Perpetually Political, Forever Factionalized, Again Ascendant,” New Mandala, http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2009/10/23/thailands-military-perpetually-political-forever-factionalized-again-ascendant/.

February 8, 2007 With Napisa Waitoolkiat, “Upgrading the Upper House: Thailand’s Senate Needs a Good Sanitizing but What Can Be Done?” The Nation, http://www.nationmultimedia.com.

October 11, 2006 With Napisa Waitoolkiat, “Thaksin or ‘White September.’” The Nation, http://nationmultimedia.com/2006/10/11/opinion/opinion_30015857.php

Dr.Atit Pongpanit
Lecturer

aixy1982@gmail.com
  +66 55 96 1905

     Athit Pongpanit is a professor of the College of Asean Community Studies.

     His areas of focus include cultural studies, cinema, literature and gender studies with reference to Thailand; literary criticism and South East Asian Literatures in a comparative context; and cinema in South East Asia with a focus on genders and sexualities.

     He holds a PhD in Southeast Asian Studies from the University of London, an MA in Translation, Media, and Cultural Transfer from the University of Warwick, and a BA in English from Silapakorn University.

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  • – นัทธนัย ประสานนาม และอาทิตย์ พงษ์พานิช. 2552. “Come out and “Play!”: อ่านการเมืองสีรุ้งในภาพยนตร์เรื่อง Milk.” วารสารอ่าน. 1, 4 (มกราคม-มีนาคม): 168-176.
  • – อาทิตย์ พงษ์พานิช. ไม่ได้ขอให้มารัก: กะเทยกับความเชื่อพุทธเถรวาทในภาพยนตร์ไทย. วารสารมนุษยศาสตร์ ปีที่ 20 ฉบับที่ 2 (กรกฎาคม-ธันวาคม 2556).
  • – Atit Pongpanit. “Queering” Thai Masculinities and Sexualities in Phi Mak Phra Khanong. Journal of Social Sciences Naresuan University. Vol.12 No.1 (January-June 2016).

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Dr. Natthinee Piyasiripon
Lecturer

natthineep@nu.ac.th
  +66 55 96 2226

     Natthinee Piyasiripon is a professor of the College of Asean Community Studies.

     She holds a PhD in Development Administration and a Master’s in Social Development from NIDA, and a BA in Political Science from Prince of Songkhla University.

     Her research primarily focuses on the factors affecting government policy choices and outcomes, with particular interest in the causes and effects of globalization and development, along with institutional performance and people’s participation in democracy.

She is currently researching ASEAN community integration, specifically on the impact and possible consequences of AEC integration toward Thailand’s land planning.

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Chuthaporn Suntayakorn
Lecturer

chuthaporns@nu.ac.th

  +66 55 96 1921

     Chuthaporn is a lecturer in health policy at CACS. She completed a BA in political science at Chulalongkorn University before finishing a MSc in Public Policy from the University of Bristol. She is currently a PhD Candidate in Social Policy at the University of Bristol.

     She has a background working at the Ministry of Public Health and at the Department of Disease Control. Her specialization lies in health security policy and health economics, investigating the impact of ASEAN integration on health security and infectious disease prevention.

     Chuthaporn’s central research interest has been in the area of policy relating to border health security, health equity and migrant health within ASEAN. She is currently researching how the migrant coverage policy of the Thai Ministry of Public Health relates to the Tak Special Economic Zone and healthcare service for migrant workers.

Jehoiade Ragas Rabaya
Lecturer

jehoiader@nu.ac.th
  +66 55 96 2227

     Jehoiade Rabaya is a lecturer in the Faculty of Social Sciences and has been working at Naresuan University for five years.

     He was born and raised in Davao City, Philippines. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education major in English from Mountain View College and is currently finishing his master’s research at the University of the Philippines Open University in ASEAN Studies.

     Apart from having practiced his profession teaching English and Literature, both in secondary and tertiary levels, he has also worked in a multinational company as a Human Resource and Recruitment Officer. Currently, he is the president of the Filipino Organization in the Lower Northern Region of Thailand.

Secretary of Departments

Bussayabhanda Kongsri
Administrative Officer

bussayabhandak@nu.ac.th
  +66 55 96 1921