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Signs for the times in Isaan

Signs for the times in Isaan

Dozens of multilingual signs (Thai, Isaan and English) have been installed across Khon Kaen province in the past months through the Isaan Culture Maintenance and Revitalization Programme.

09/21/2016

NEWS ANALYSIS: Isaan, yet again, rejects an undemocratic constitution charter

NEWS ANALYSIS: Isaan, yet again, rejects an undemocratic constitution charter

In the 2007, a clear majority in the Northeast rejected the military-backed draft constitution. This year around, voters in the region again voted down a draft constitution but by a smaller margin. What was the motivation behind the expression of dissent in the 2007 referendum, and why did that dissent become less pronounced in this month’s referendum?

08/23/2016
Interview & Opinion

Signs for the times in Isaan

Dozens of multilingual signs (Thai, Isaan and English) have been installed across Khon Kaen province in the past months through the Isaan Culture Maintenance and Revitalization Programme.

09/21/2016

Is the key to happiness a daughter in Europe?

While Europe worries about trafficking and the so-called refugee crisis, Isaan villagers are still building their hopes on women’s migration and labor abroad, writes Social Anthropologist Sine Plambech in this guest commentary.

04/06/2016