Duncan McCargo

Duncan McCargo, professor of Southeast Asian politics at the University of Leeds, is best known for his fieldwork-based studies of Thailand's political complexities. His 'Tearing Apart the Land: Islam and Legitimacy in Southern Thailand' (Cornell 2008) won the inaugural 2009 Bernard Schwartz Book Prize from the Asia Society of New York. And his bestselling 'Thaksinization of Thailand' (NIAS 2006) was a critical success, described by Kevin Hewison in the Bangkok Post as 'a fascinating and...See more