Absolute Dreams: Thai Government under Rama IV, 1910-1925 by Stephen Lyon Wakeman Greene
This monograph examines the troubled reign of the nation's first Western-educated monarch. King Vajiravudh had great expectations of power when he ascended the throne because his father had reorganized the goverment along more Western, functional lines. The new king wanted to bring Thailand many of the institutions and practices he had observerd in Britain, but was soon involved in disagreements with other parts of the royal family and the govern bureaucracy.
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