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Dr. Otto F. von Feigenblatt co-authors article about Human Rights in Thailand
Dr. Otto F. von Feigenblatt together with Professor Phillip Dean Pardo and Professor Dr. Malcolm Cooper co-authored an in-depth study of the "Bad Student" Movement in Thailand and its relationship to Human Rights. The article was published in the prestigious Revista de Ciencias Sociales y Economics of UTEQ in Ecuador, a peer-reviewed academic journal.
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"The "Bad Students" Movement and Human Rights in Contemporary Thailand"
Abstract: The present paper explores the role of the "Bad Students" Movement in Thailand's pro-democracy protests. Local issues such as the social studies curriculum, school uniforms, and disciplinary measures in the public school system, are presented by the "Bad Students" Movement as a human rights issue. The discourse used by the Group is deconstructed so as to identify some of the problems posed by the use of the broader human rights language to challenge strongly held mores and norms of the Thai education system.