A Siamese Tragedy: Development and Disintegration in Modern Thailand


“This powerful book is about a nation that fell victim to a rapacious cult called the Market. It is a timely response to those who still insist, against all the disastrous evidence, that ‘there is no alternative.'” –John Pilger, author, Hidden Agendas



By Walden Bello, Shea Cunningham and Kheng Poh Li, Food First Books 1999

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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Weight 0.75 lbs
Dimensions 8.5 × 5.25 × .75 in


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