Duncan McCargo

Duncan McCargo is President’s Chair in Global Affairs and professor of English at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His latest book (authored with Anyarat Chattharakul) is Future Forward: The Rise and Fall of a Thai Political Party (2020).

April 2015, Volume 26, Issue 2

Transitional Justice and Its Discontents

The impulse to have crimes against humanity investigated and punished, like the impulse behind “truth and reconciliation” commissions, is understandable. But legalism cannot supersede the hard and messy work of politics.

October 2002, Volume 13, Issue 4

Democracy Under Stress in Thaksin’s Thailand

In 1997, Thailand adopted constitutional reforms. Now, five years after the reforms and almost two years into the premiership of Thaksin Shinawatra, we can see the gaps and ironies that the reforms left behind.