Napisa Waitoolkiat, PhD

Director, College of ASEAN Community Studies

Office : Ekathotsarot Building

Tel: (+66)

Napisa Waitoolkiat is Director of the College of ASEAN Community Studies.

She completed both an MA and PhD at Northern Illinois University in Political Science, after finishing a BA (also in Political Science) from Thammasat University in Bangkok.

Her research is focused heavily on democratization and the political process—electoral politics, political accountability, and civil-military relations—both in Thailand and throughout the states of ASEAN.


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Research centres

  • Baba 1
  • Baba 2


  • “Country Report, Thailand.”  BTI (Bertelsmann Transformation Index) 2016
  • Napisa Waitoolkiat, Paul Chambers and Srisompob Jitpiromsri, “Locating the Local: Untangling Ownership over Security Sector Processes of Peace-Building: The Case of Southern Thailand” in John Gledhill, ed., World Anthropologies in Practice. London: Bloomsbury Press, 2016.
  • Napisa Waitoolkiat and Paul Chambers, “Political Party Finance in Thailand Today: Evolution, Reform, Control,” Critical Asian Studies Vol. 47, No. 4 (2015)
  • Napisa Waitoolkiat and Paul Chambers, “Khaki Veto Power: The Organization of Thailand’s Armed Forces” in Paul Chambers, ed., Knights of the Realm: Thailand’s Military and Police, Then and Now. Bangkok: White Lotus Press, 2013, pp. 1-108.
  • With Paul Chambers.  “Country report, Thailand.”  BTI (Bertelsmann Transformation Index) 2014 Project
  • Book Review. Legitimacy Crisis in Thailand, edited by Mark Askew, King Prajadhipok’s Institute Yearbook No.5 (2008/09), Silkworm Books, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 2010. Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs Vol.30, No. 2 (2011)
  • Napisa Waitoolkiat, “Effect of district magnitude on electoral corruption on under a block vote system: the case of Thailand.” Asia-Pacific Social Science Review 10:2, pp.47-62 (2010).
  • With Paul Chambers. “Country report, Thailand.” BTI (Bertelsmann Transformation Index – forthcoming) 2012 Project.
  • April 2008 – May 2009, a country anchor/consultant for Thailand in the project on “Democratic Accountability” (sponsored by Duke University, USA) published by World Bank as part of World Bank’s Dataset on Political Institutions (DPI).