The book will throw light on the question of who the Thai political thinkers are and what criteria have been used to judge them. Dr. Thanapol has selected to study the process of political change since 1932. He has made the case studies of:
- the late Dr. Pridi Banomyong,
- the late M.R. Kukrit Pramoj,
- the late Prof. Dr. Chai-Anan Samudavanija and
- former Prime Minister Chaun Leekpai.
These are the key figures in this period. They have made decisive impact on the Thai political system in order to make it more democratic. Dr. Thanapol has explained their role in changing the nature of the Thai political process. His work is unique and original and perhaps the first of its kind in the academic fields of Thailand.