A Siamese Tragedy: Development and Disintegration in Modern Thailand

By Walden Bello, Shea Cunningham, and Li Kheng Poh
Publisher: Food First Oakland, CA (1998)

A Siamese Tragedy argues that, even before the collapse, the Thai economy had feet of clay. Walden Bello and his co-authors show how vested interests, local and international, propelled the Thai people down a particular path which is unsustainable in terms of human exploitation, social disruption, ecological damage, and economic fragility.  Thailand, like the rest of the world, needs to rethink the fundamentals of its economic model.

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