Intellectual and Entrepreneurial Leadership: Reflection on Thailand’s Emerging Middle Power Diplomacy in the Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD)

Authors

  • Jiraroj Mamadkul PhD Candidate in Political Science, KIRKHS, IIUM
  • Ishtiaq Hossain International Islamic University Malaysia

Keywords:

Thai Foreign Policy , Middle Power , Intellectual and Entrepreneurial Leadership , The Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD)

Abstract

Thailand’s diplomacy was considerably more active during Thaksin’s premiership than the governments after him. Thailand’s intellectual and entrepreneurial leadership in the Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) is characterised as a catalyst, facilitator and manager state as described in the behavioural middle power approach. Utilising the behavioural model of the middle power approaches, this study argues that Thailand is a potential emerging middle power state in Asia for its role in intellectual and entrepreneurial leadership in the ACD. Even though the ACD after 2006 was somewhat negligent due to Thailand’s internal political strife. The ACD remains a significant foreign policy reflecting Thailand’s middle-power status.

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Published

2020-12-27

How to Cite

Mamadkul, J., & Hossain, I. . (2020). Intellectual and Entrepreneurial Leadership: Reflection on Thailand’s Emerging Middle Power Diplomacy in the Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD). IIUM JOURNAL OF HUMAN SCIENCES, 2(2), 47–60. Retrieved from https://journals.iium.edu.my/irkh/index.php/ijohs/article/view/171