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Professor Duncan McCargo's Publications


  • McCargo DJ, Contemporary Japan, Contemporary States and Socieites, Third (Basingtoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), i-258

  • McCargo D, Mapping National Anxieties (Copenhagen: Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, 2012)

  • McCargo DJ, Tearing Apart The Land: Islam and Legitimacy in Southern Thailand (Ithaca NY: Cornell University Press, 2008)

  • McCargo DJ, Rethinking Thailand’s Southern Violence (National University of Singapore Press, 2007), First, x+225p

  • McCargo DJ, Pathmanand U, The Thaksinization of Thailand (Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, 2005), 277p

  • McCargo D, Contemporary Japan, Second (Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004)

  • McCargo DJ, Media and politics in Pacific Asia, Politics in Asia (Routledge, 2003), xii, 185 p

  • McCargo DJ, Reforming Thai Politics (Copenhagen: Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, 2002), 320 pp.

  • McCargo DJ, Contemporary Japan (Macmillan and St Martin's Press, 2000), 223 p

  • McCargo DJ, Politics and the Press in Thailand: Media Machinations, Rethinking Southeast Asia (Routledge, 2000), 205p

  • McCargo DJ, Chamlong Srimuang and the new Thai politics (London and New York: Hurst and St. Martin¹s Press, 1997), 334 pp.

  • McCargo DJ, Britain and Thailand (London: Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 1996), 32 pp.

Journal articles

  • McCargo D, ‘New Media, New Partisanship: Divided Virtual Politics In and Beyond Thailand’, International Journal of Communication, ed. by Gross L, 11 (2017), 4138-4157
    Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/123682/

  • McCargo D, Alexander ST, Desatova P, ‘Ordering Peace: Thailand's 2016 Constitutional Referendum’, Contemporary Southeast Asia, 39.1 (2017), 65-95
    DOI: 10.1355/cs39-1b, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/115980/

  • McCargo D, ‘Thailand in 2016: Fade to Gray’, Asian Survey, 57.1 (2017), 150-156
    DOI: 10.1525/as.2017.57.1.150, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/115979/

  • McCargo D, ‘Duterte's Mediated Populism’, Contemporary Southeast Asia, 38.2 (2016), 185-190
    DOI: 10.1355/cs38-2a, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/123686/

  • Alexander ST, McCargo D, ‘War of words: Isan redshirt activists and discourses of Thai democracy’, South East Asia Research, 24.2 (2016), 222-241
    DOI: 10.1177/0967828X16649045, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/104378/

  • McCargo D, ‘Transitional justice and its discontents’, Journal of Democracy, 26.2 (2015), 5-20
    DOI: 10.1353/jod.2015.0022, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/87535/

  • McCargo D, Tanruangporn P, ‘Branding Dissent: Nitirat, Thailand’s Enlightened Jurists’, Journal of Contemporary Asia, 45.3 (2015), 419-442
    DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2015.1020563, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/87536/

  • McCargo D, ‘Readings on Thai Justice: A Review Essay’, Asian Studies Review, 39.1 (2015), 23-37
    DOI: 10.1080/10357823.2014.992860

  • McCargo D, ‘Cambodia in 2014: Confrontation and Compromise’, Asian Survey: a monthly review of contemporary Asian affairs, 55.1 (2015), 207-213

  • McCargo D, ‘Competing notions of judicialization in Thailand’, Contemporary Southeast Asia: a journal of international and strategic affairs, 36.3 (2014), 417-441
    DOI: 10.1353/csa.2014.0029, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/83172/

  • McCargo D, Thabchumpon N, ‘Wreck/Conciliation? The Politics of Truth Commissions in Thailand’, Journal of East Asian Studies, 14.3 (2014), 377-404
    DOI: 10.1017/S1598240800005531, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/83169/

  • Alexander ST, McCargo D, ‘Diglossia and identity in Northeast Thailand: Linguistic, social, and political hierarchy’, Journal of Sociolinguistics, 18.1 (2014), 60-86
    DOI: 10.1111/josl.12064

  • McCargo D, ‘Cambodia in 2013 (No) Country for Old Men?’, Asian Survey, 54.1 (2014), 71-77
    DOI: 10.1525/as.2014.54.1.71, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/82677/

  • McCargo D, Zarakol A, ‘TURKEY AND THAILAND: UNLIKELY TWINS’, Journal of Democracy, 23 (2012), 71-79

  • McCargo D, ‘THE CHANGING POLITICS OF THAILAND'S BUDDHIST ORDER’, Critical Asian Studies, 44 (2012), 627-642
    DOI: 10.1080/14672715.2012.738544

  • McCargo D, ‘Toxic Thaksin? Thailand's troublesome ex-premier’, Representation, 47.3 (2011), 295-306

  • Thabchumpon N, McCargo D, ‘Urbanized Villagers in the 2010 Thai Redshirt Protests Not Just Poor Farmers?’, Asian Survey, 51 (2011), 993-1018

  • McCargo D, ‘Informal citizens: graduated citizenship in Southern Thailand’, Ethnic and Racial Studies, 34 (2011), 833-849
    DOI: 10.1080/01419870.2010.537360

  • McCargo D, ‘Politics by other means? The virtual trials of the Khmer Rouge tribunal’, International Affairs, 87 (2011), 613-627
    DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2346.2011.00993.x

  • McCargo D, ‘An Incomplete Change of Course: Japan’s Landmark 2009 Lower House Elections and their Aftermath’, Representation, 46.4 (2010), 471-479

  • McCargo D, ‘Co-optation and resistance in Thailand’s Muslim South: The changing role of Islamic Council elections’, Government and Opposition, 2010, 45.1 (2010), 99-113

  • McCargo D, ‘Imperial Alchemy: Nationalism and Political Identity in Southeast Asia’, Journal of Asian Studies, 69 (2010), 1306-1308
    DOI: 10.1017/s0021911810002809

  • McCargo D, ‘Co-optation and Resistance in Thailand's Muslim South: The Changing Role of Islamic Council Elections1’, Government and Opposition, 45 (2010), 93-113
    DOI: 10.1111/j.1477-7053.2009.01305.x

  • Pepinsky TB, Geddes B, McCargo D, Robison R, Kuhonta EM, Slater D, Vu T, ‘Roundtable Discussion of Erik Martinez Kuhonta, Dan Slater, and Tuong Vu's Southeast Asia in Political Science: Theory, Region, and Qualitative Analysis’, Journal of East Asian Studies, 10 (2010), 171-208

  • McCargo D, ‘Thailand's Twin Fires’, Survival, 52 (2010), 5-12
    DOI: 10.1080/00396338.2010.506815

  • McCargo D, ‘Thailand’s National Reconciliation Commission: a flawed response to the Southern Conflict’, Global Change, Peace and Security, 2010, 22.1 (2010), 75-91

  • McCargo D, Hyon-Suk L, ‘Japan's Political Tsunami: What's Media Got to Do with It?’, International Journal of Press-Politics, 15 (2010), 236-245
    DOI: 10.1177/1940161210361588

  • McCargo D, ‘Autonomy for Southern Thailand: Thinking the Unthinkable?’, Pacific Affairs, 83 (2010), 261-+

  • McCargo D, ‘An Incomplete Change of Course: Japan’s Landmark 2009 Lower House Elections and their Aftermath’, Representation, 46.4 (2010), 471-479

  • Jitpiromsri S, McCargo D, ‘The Southern Thai Conflict Six Years On: Insurgency, Not Just Crime’, Contemporary Southeast Asia, 32.2 (2010), 156-183

  • McCargo D, ‘Thai Buddhism, Thai Buddhists and the southern conflict’, Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, 40 (2009), 1-10
    DOI: 10.1017/s0022463409000010

  • McCargo D, ‘Mapping National Anxieties: Thailand's Southern Conflict’, RUSI Journal, 154.3 (2009), 54-61

  • McCargo D, ‘Thai Politics as Reality TV’, Journal of Asian Studies, 68 (2009), 7-19
    DOI: 10.1017/s0021911809000072

  • McCargo D, ‘The Politics of Buddhist identity in Thailand's deep south: The Demise of civil religion?’, Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, 40 (2009), 11-32
    DOI: 10.1017/s0022463409000022

  • McCargo D, Jitpiromsri S, ‘A ministry for the South? New governance proposals for Thailand’s troubled region’, Contemporary Southeast Asia, 30.3 (2008), 403-428

  • McCargo D, ‘Editorship: Critical Asian Studies’, Critical Asian Studies, ed. by McCargo D, 38.1 (2007)
    Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/84633/

  • McCargo D, ‘A hollow crown’, New Left Review, 43 (2007), 135-144

  • McCargo D, ‘The king never smiles: A biography of Thailand's Bhumibol Adulyadej’, New Left Review 2007, 135-+

  • McCargo D, ‘Communicating Thailand’s southern conflict: media alternatives’, Journal of International Communication, 12.2 (2006), 19-34

  • McCargo D, ‘Introduction: Rethinking Thailand's Southern violence’, Critical Asian Studies, 38.1 (2006), 3-9

  • McCargo D, ‘Election campaigning in east and southeast Asia: Globalization of political marketing’, Pacific Affairs, 79 (2006), 661-662

  • McCargo D, ‘Thaksin and the resurgence of violence in the Thai south - Network monarchy strikes back?’, Critical Asian Studies, 38 (2006), 39-71
    DOI: 10.1080/14672710600556429

  • McCargo D, ‘Democratic revolutions: Asia and Eastern Europe’, Journal of Contemporary Asia, 36 (2006), 555-556

  • McCargo D, ‘Rethinking Thailand's southern violence - Introduction’, Critical Asian Studies, 38 (2006), 3-10
    DOI: 10.1080/14672710600556395

  • McCargo D, ‘Cambodia: Getting away with authoritarianism?’, Journal of Democracy, 16 (2005), 98-112
    DOI: 10.1353/jod.2005.0067

  • McCargo D, ‘Network monarchy and legitimacy crises in Thailand’, Pacific Review, 18 (2005), 499-519
    DOI: 10.1080/09512740500338937

  • McCargo D, ‘Buddhism, democracy and identity in Thailand’, Democratization, 11.4 (2004), 155-170
    DOI: 10.1080/1351034042000234576

  • McCargo D, ‘Contesting Isan-ness: discourses of politics and identity in Northeast Thailand’, Asian Ethnicity, 5.2 (2004), 219-234

  • McCargo D, ‘Balancing the Checks: Thailand's Paralysed Politics Post-1997’, Journal of East Asian Studies, 3.1 (2003), 129-152

  • McCargo D, ‘Security, development and political participation in Thailand:’, Contemporary Southeast Asia, 24.1 (2002), 50-67
    DOI: 10.1355/CS24-1D

  • McCargo D, ‘Democracy under stress in Thaksin's Thailand’, Journal of Democracy, 13 (2002), 112-126
    DOI: 10.1353/jod.2002.0072

  • McCargo D, ‘Handbook of the media in Asia’, Journal of Asian Studies, 61 (2002), 182-183
    DOI: 10.2307/2700197

  • McCargo D, ‘Populism and reformism in contemporary Thailand’, South East Asia Research, 9.1 (2001), 89-107

  • Chantornvong S, McCargo D, ‘Political economy of tobacco control in Thailand’, Tobacco Control, 10 (2001), 48-54
    DOI: 10.1136/tc.10.1.48

  • McCargo D, ‘Foreign devils and other journalists’, Pacific Review, 14 (2001), 153-155

  • McCargo D, ‘Thailand Crisis or Reform’, Asian Affairs, 31.2 (2000), 131-137

  • Chantornvong S, Collin J, Dodgson R, Lee K, McCargo D, Seddon D, Vaughan P, Woelk G, Global Anal Project Team, ‘Political economy of tobacco control in low-income and middle-income countries: lessons from Thailand and Zimbabwe’, B WORLD HEALTH ORGAN, 78.7 (2000), 913-919

  • McCargo D, ‘Killing the messenger - The 1994 press bannings and the demise of Indonesia's New Order’, Harvard International Journal of Press-Politics, 4 (1999), 29-47

  • McCargo D, ‘The international media and the domestic political coverage of the Thai press’, Modern Asian Studies, 33 (1999), 551-579
    DOI: 10.1017/s0026749x99003455

  • McCargo D, ‘Political newsgathering in the Thai language press’, Unknown Journal - Requested journal to be added to ULPD, 16.2 (1998), 72-96

  • McCargo D, ‘Alternative meanings of political reform in contemporary Thailand’, The Copenhagen Journal of Asian Studies, 13 (1998), 5-30

  • McCargo D, ‘State power and culture in Thailand’, Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies-University of London, 61 (1998), 395-395

  • McCargo D, ‘The state and ethnic politics in Southeast-Asia - Brown,D’, Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies-University of London, 60 (1997), 410-411

  • Callahan WA, McCargo D, ‘Vote-buying in Thailand's northeast - The July 1995 general election’, Asian Survey, 36 (1996), 376-392
    DOI: 10.1525/as.1996.36.4.01p0125i

  • McCargo D, ‘The political role of the Japanese media’, Pacific Review, 9 (1996), 251-264
    DOI: 10.1080/09512749608719181

  • McCargo D, ‘FROM DOMINOES TO DYNAMOS - THE TRANSFORMATION OF SOUTHEAST-ASIA - BRESNAN,J’, International Affairs, 71 (1995), 430-431
    DOI: 10.2307/2623531

  • McCargo D, ‘THAILAND TURN - PROFILE OF A NEW DRAGON - KULICK,E, WILSON,D’, International Affairs, 69 (1993), 623-623
    DOI: 10.2307/2622421

  • McCargo D, ‘THE BUDS OF MAY + THE PRESS IN THE FIRING LINE IN THAILAND’, Index on Censorship, 22 (1993), 3-&
    DOI: 10.1080/03064229308535538

  • McCargo D, ‘BREAKING THE MOLD + CHANGES IN THAI TELEVISION PROGRAMMING’, Index on Censorship, 22 (1993), 5-5

  • McCargo D, ‘PRESSING FOR CHANGE + THE REPORTERS-ASSOCIATION-OF-THAILAND’, Index on Censorship, 22 (1993), 7-7

  • McCargo D, ‘MALAYSIAN POLITICS - THE 2ND-GENERATION - MEANS,GP’, Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies-University of London, 56 (1993), 632-633


  • McCargo D, ‘Sense and Sensibility: Crafting Tales about the Police (Thailand)’, in Writing the World of Policing: the difference ethnography makes, ed. by Fassin D (Chicago, USA: University of Chicago Press, 2017), 207-224
    Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/123685/

  • McCargo D, Desatova P, ‘Thailand: Electoral Intimidation’, in Electing Peace: Violence Prevention and Impact at the Polls, ed. by Claes J (United States Institute of Peace Press, 2017), 63-96
    Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/115981/

  • McCargo D, ‘Thailand in 2014: The Trouble with Magic Swords’, in Southeast Asian Affairs 2015, ed. by Singh D (Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2015), 335-358
    Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/87538/

  • McCargo D, ‘Patani Militant Leaflets and the Use of History’, in Ghosts of the Past in Southern Thailand: Essays on the History and Historiography of Patani (Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2013)

  • McCargo, Duncan, ‘Two cheers for rally politics’, in Bangkok 2010: Perspectives on a divided Thailand, ed. by Montesano MJ, Chavavalpongpun P and Changvilaivan A (Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2012), 190-198

  • McCargo D, ‘Southern Thailand: the trouble with autonomy’, in Autonomy and Armed Separatism in South and Southeast Asia (Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2012)

  • McCargo DJ, ‘Partisan Polyvalence: Characterising the Political Role of Asian Media’, in Comparing Media Systems Beyond the Western World, ed. by Hallin DC and Mancini P (Cambridge Univ Pr, 2011), 201-223

  • McCargo DJ, ‘Gerald Curtis, Election Campaigning Japanese Style’, in Volumes of Influence, ed. by Theakston K (Manchester Univ Pr, 2011), 75-88

  • McCargo DJ, ‘Cambodia’, in Countries at the Crossroads, ed. by Dizard J, Walker C and Cook S ([n.pub.], 2010), 81-101

  • McCargo DJ, ‘Alternative understandings of the Southern conflict’, in Thaksin's Thailand: Populism and Polarisation (Bangkok: National Thai Studies Centre ANU and ISIS Chulalongkorn University, 2009), 83-99

  • McCargo DJ, ‘Thailand: State of Anxiety’, in Southeast Asian Affairs 2008, ed. by Singh D and Than TMM (Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2008), 333-356

  • McCargo D, ‘Thailand’s Fragile Democracy’, in East Asian Democracy and Political Changes in China: A New Goose Flying, ed. by Wang Z and Durkop C (Singapore: Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, 2008), 57-74

  • McCargo DJ, ‘Thailand’, in Countries at the Crossroads 2007: A survey of democratic governance, ed. by Kelly S, Walker C and Dizard J (Freedom House with Rowan and Littlefield, 2008), 667-690

  • McCargo D, ‘Buddhist Democracy on Trial: Thailand’s Southern Conflict’, in Religion and Democracy in Thailand (Bangkok: Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, 2008), 62-79

  • McCargo DJ, ‘Postscript - No end in sight?’, in Rethinking Thailand's Southern Violence, ed. by McCargo D (National University of Singapore Press, 2007), 165-173

  • McCargo DJ, ‘Introduction - Behind the slogans: Unpacking Patani Merdeka’, in Rethinking Thailand's Southern Violence, ed. by McCargo D (National University of Singapore Press, 2007), 3-10

  • McCargo DJ, ‘Thaksin and the resurgence of violence in the Thai South’, in Rethinking Thailand's Southern Violence, ed. by McCargo D (National University of Singapore Press, 2007), 35-68

  • McCargo DJ, ‘Buddhism, democracy and identity in Thailand’, in Religion, Democracy and Democratization, ed. by Anderson J (London: Routledge, 2006), 155-170

  • McCargo DJ, ‘Rethinking Southeast Asian politics’, in Southeast Asian Studies: Debates and New Directions, ed. by Chou C and Houben V (Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2006), 102-122

  • McCargo DJ, ‘Southern Thai politics: some preliminary observations’, in Dynamic Diversity in Southern Thailand, ed. by Sugunnasil W (Silkworm Books, 2005), 21-36

  • McCargo DJ, ‘Thailand’, in Countries at the Crossroads 2005: A Survey of Democratic Governance, ed. by Repucci S and Walker C (Freedom House with Rowman and Littlefield, 2005), 573-592

  • McCargo DJ, ‘Introduction’, in Rethinking Vietnam, ed. by McCargo D, Rethinking Southeast Asia (Routledge, 2004), 1-12

  • McCargo DJ, ‘Introduction: Understanding political reform in Thailand’, in Reforming Thai Politics, ed. by McCargo D (NIAS, 2002), 1-18

  • McCargo DJ, ‘Political journalists and their sources in Thailand’, in Political Journalism: New Challenges, New Practices, ed. by Kuhn R and Neveu E (Routledge, 2002), 92-107

  • McCargo DJ, ‘Thailand’s 2001 general elections: vindicating reform?’, in Reforming Thai Politics, ed. by McCargo D (NIAS, 2002), 247-259

  • McCargo DJ, ‘Thailand’, in Censorship: A World Encyclopedia, ed. by Jones D (Fitzroy Dearborn, 2001), 2401-2404

  • McCargo DJ, ‘Political transitions in Pacific Asia’, in Sustainable Democracy in the Third World, ed. by Haynes J (Palgrave, 2001), 141-162

  • McCargo DJ, ‘Thailand: May 1992’, in Censorship: A World Encyclopedia, ed. by Jones D (Fitzroy Dearborn, 2001), 2405-2406

  • McCargo DJ, ‘Mong Tang Mum (looking from different perspectives)’, in Censorship: A World Encyclopedia, ed. by Jones D (Fitzroy Dearborn, 2001), 1615-1616

  • McCargo DJ, ‘Elite governance: business, bureaucrats and the military’, in Governance in the Asia-Pacific, ed. by Maidment R, Goldblatt D and Mitchell J, Open University Pacific Studies set text (Routledge, 1998), 126-149

  • McCargo DJ, ‘The Politics of Buddhism in Southeast Asia’, in Religion, globalization and the political culture in the Third World, ed. by Haynes J (Macmillan, 1998), 213-239

  • McCargo DJ, ‘Electoral politics: commercialisation and exclusion’, in Political Change in Thailand: democracy and participation, ed. by Hewison K (Routledge, 1997), 132-148

  • McCargo DJ, ‘Policy advocacy and the media in Thailand’, in Policy Advocacy and the Media in Thailand, ed. by McCargo DJ and Bowra R (Institute of Public Policy Studies, Bangkok, 1997)

  • McCargo DJ, ‘Boudissme et identite asiatique: de nouveaux mandelas pour la puissance regionale thailandaise’, in L'Asie Retrouve, ed. by Camroux D and Domenach J-L (Editions du Seuil, Paris, 1997), 187-205

  • McCargo DJ, ‘Thailand's political parties: real, authentic, and actual’, in Political Change in Thailand: democracy and participation, ed. by Hewison K (Routledge, 1997), 114-131

  • McCargo DJ, ‘Politics’, in An Introduction to Southeast Asian Studies, ed. by Halib M and Huxley T (IB Tauris, 1996), 209-223


  • McCargo DJ, Problematising democratisation: the Thai case, (Development Research Series, Aalborg, Denmark: DIR, Aalborg, 1997) 61: 22p+.

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