Civil Society, Democracy, Elections, Politics

Undermining Democracy: The 2019 Elections in Thailand, The Philippines and India

Jul 16 2019

Published by Focus on the Global South

In the first half of 2019, a great deal of global attention focused on national elections in three countries where authoritarian regimes or personalities were in command of the state: Thailand, the Philippines, and India. The big question was: would voters buck the authoritarian trend or affirm it? When the dust settled, the electorates in the three countries had delivered striking, if somewhat divergent results, between Thailand on the one hand and the Philippines and India on the other.

This study seeks to shed some light on the electoral outcomes in the three countries by examining the national situation leading up to the elections, understanding the results of the elections by situating them within the dynamics of the broader political process in each country, and engaging in a comparative analysis of the electoral and broader political processes in the three countries, drawing out similarities and differences.

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Study sent to Other News by Hazel Henderson, founder of ETHICAL MARKETS MEDIA, an independent media company promoting the emergence of a sustainable, green, more ethical and just economy worldwide.


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