Duncan McCargo and Anyarat Chattharakul

Anyarat Chattharakul is an affiliated researcher at the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies. A former diplomat, she received her PhD from the University of Leeds in 2007. Her articles on Thailand’s electoral politics have been published in Contemporary Southeast Asia and the Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs. 

Duncan McCargo is Director of the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies and Professor of Political Science at the University of Copenhagen. A leading specialist on the politics of Thailand, his books include the best-selling Thaksinization of Thailand (co-authored), the award-winning Tearing Apart the Land: Islam and Legitimacy in Southern Thailand, and most recently Fighting for Virtue: Justice and Politics in Thailand.