The Government Of Thailand
The course of modernization, and democracy, in Thailand has not run smoothly. At this point, Thailand is operating under its 15th constitution, the latest of which was promulgated in 1991 by the National Peacekeeping Council of the coup regime. That constitution provided for a bicameral legislature and a constitutional monarchy, modeled on the system used in Great Britain. There are, however, many differences, both in structure and operation. The intention in this paper is to explore the development of the Thai governmental structure through looking at historical background and modern developments, followed by a brief discussion of contemporary politics.