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Duncan McCargo is Professor of Political Science at the University of Leeds, UK, and is Visiting Professor of Political Science at Columbia University in New York City every spring semester. Although he is best known for his agenda-setting contributions to current debates on the politics of Thailand, his work is centrally concerned with the nature of power. McCargo has spent several years in Thailand, has lived in Singapore, taught in Cambodia and Japan, and published on Indonesia and Vietnam. Time magazine wrote of his work, “No armchairs for this author… McCargo is the real McCoy.”. McCargo’s ninth book, Tearing Apart the Land: Islam and Legitimacy in Southern Thailand (Cornell University Press 2008) won the Asia Society’s inaugural Bernard Schwartz Book Prize. Duncan McCargo was a visiting scholar at the Center for Khmer studies in Phnom Penh, 2004-05, and has written several articles on Cambodian politics.

Duncan McCARGO

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BA English (First) Royal Holloway, University of London; MA Area Studies (Southeast Asia), School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London; PhD Politics, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

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