Mark Tamthai is a former head of the Philosophy Department, Chulalongkorn University (Thailand, Bangkok) where he taught for 30 years. At the present time he is Director of the Institute for the Study of Religion and Culture, Payap University (Thailand, Chiang Mai) ; member of Thailand’s National Reconciliation Commission as well as of the Permanent People’s Tribunal on the right to food and the rule of law in Asia. He is the current president of the Philosophy and Religion Society of Thailand.
Among his latest publications: The Challenge of Citizenship in Fledgling Democracies
(2003) and New Possibilities for Constitutional Monarchies
The Democratic Peace Hypothesis and Building a Culture of Peace in Southeast Asia
, Humanitas Asiatica, 2001;
The Role of Philosophy in Preventing the Disintegration of Thai Society
, Journal of Humanities, Bangkok, Rangsit University, 1999.
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