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Archives for November, 2012

My reflections on Democracy and Leadership

Personally, I don’t like politics and have never gone further to know about it; it was something new for me. I wasn’t aware of how the Thai government operated but the lessons taught me what I wasn’t aware of.  I am from Bangladesh and I know how corrupted the democracy is out there. I was just […]

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Leadership, democracy and local government.

Personally, I do not follow politics nor  I am  particularly interested in the debated behind it. However, our discussions in class has made me recognize the importance of it towards a country, and how there can be so many different opinions on it. Throughout our dicussions on the Leadership, democracy and local government; We took reference from an article a person’s […]

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Leadership and Democracy

Over the course of leadership and democracy I have learnt the meaning of the term democracy in great depth. I have also learnt that although a country claims to be democratic, it does not necessarily mean that the method is working. For example, although the people of Thailand are allowed to vote for whomever they believe will do a […]

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Democracy and Leadership: A personal reflection

The overall experience of investigating and discussing politics in Thailand was a whole new experience for me. I’ve always loved politics, but I’ve never got interested in Politics in Thailand in this detail before. I did know briefly about what happened and how Thaksin was both a successful and an “unsuccessful” man in terms of […]

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Democracy and Leadership.

I’m pretty sure that the majority of you are quite aware of Thailand’s current political situation. However, I, personally, admit that I do not actually have any interest in it nor do I understand it.. There is too much conflict going on. I believe that there is issue with populism in Thailand. There are several […]

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Democracy (TED Talk)

Ivan Krastev mentions the many flaws and strengths of the democratic processes. The book Krastev mentions shows how to appear to vote and to purposely vote for no one in protest of a lack of candidates, is absolutely a brilliant action as it ‘in theory’ shows a majority of protest. Although I would imagine that […]

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Democracy : Prof Myerson and TED

Democracy-The term democracy does not present itself easily to the civilians of the country and the country it self. I believe that democracy, when used and elected the right way, it will truly benefit the people of the country and does not cause conflict. No conflicts? Why? Well if it was really a fair election, where each […]

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Democracy and Leadership

By reading many articles concerning democracy and leadership styles in Thailand, and listening to the talk by Professor Myerson, I am now generally more aware of the political powers and hidden agendas of government parties. Throughout our module, I gradually learnt alot of new informations about Thaksin and his leadership styles. However, what strikes me is the […]

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Democracy and Leadership

Personally, I believe that democracy is the best way in which a country should be governed, as everyone has equal right to elect the person that they believe will be able to run the country effectively. However, a question then followed; is Thailand ready for democracy? As mentioned in Chang Noi’s ‘Jungle Book’, the majority […]

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Trust

The topic brought up by Ivan Krastev in his talk was one of the few topics that actually caught my interest, since I do not have much knowledge on politics or economics. It was on the topic of ‘can democracy exist without trust’, and this really made me think a lot during the past few […]

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