Paul Chambers, PhD
Lecturer and Special Advisor on International Affairs
Office : Ekathotsarot Building
Paul Chambers, who completed a Ph.D. at Northern Illinois University in 2003, currently serves as Lecturer and Advisor for International Affairs at the College of ASEAN Community Studies, Naresuan University, Thailand. He is also Research Fellow at both the German Institute of Global Area Studies (GIGA) in Hamburg, Germany, as well as the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF) in Frankfurt, Germany. Finally, he is editor of the Routledge (SCOPUS) journal Asian Affairs: An American Review. His research focuses upon civil-military relations, security sector reform and democratization in Southeast Asia.
- Editor, Asian Affairs: An American Review
- Research Fellow, German Institute of Global Area Studies (GIGA), Hamburg, Germany
- Research Fellow, Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF), Frankfurt, Germany
- Chambers, Paul, Napisa Waitoolkiat (eds.), Khaki Capital: The Political Economy of the Security Sector in Countries of Southeast Asia. Copenhagen: NIAS, June 2017.
- Paul W. Chambers, editor. Knights of the Realm: Thailand’s Military and Police, Then and Now. Bangkok: White Lotus Press, 2013
- Aurel Croissant, David Kuehn, Philip Lorenz, Paul W. Chambers. Democratization and Civilian Control in Asia. Palgrave, 2013.
- Paul Chambers and Thein Swe, “Cashing in” Across the Golden Triangle: Thailand’s Northern Border Trade with China, Myanmar, and Lao PDR, Chiang Mai, Thailand: Silkworm Books, 2011.
Journal Articles and Book Chapters
- Siwach Sripokangkul, Chambers, Paul, “Returning Soldiers to the Barracks: Military Reform as the Crucial First Step in Democratising Thailand,” Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 25 (1): 1-20 (2017)
- Pou Sothirak and Paul Chambers. 2016. “The Role of Parliament in Security Sector Governance: The Case of Cambodia.” In Aguja, Mario J. and Hans Born (editors). Good Governance of the Security Sector in Southeast Asia: What Role for Parliament? Geneva, Switzerland: DCAF
- Chambers, Paul, “Constitutional Change and Security Forces: Lessons from Thailand, Myanmar and the Philippines.” In Politics and Constitutions in Southeast Asia, edited by Marco Bunte and Bjorn Dressel. Oxon, UK: Routledge, 20 July 2016
- “Thailand Country Report,” Bertelsmann Transformation Index 2016
- Chambers, Paul, Napisa Waitoolkiat, “The Resilience of Monarchized Military in Thailand” In Kanchoochat, Veerayooth, Hewison, Kevin, eds., Thailand’s Authoritarian Turn: Military, Monarchy and Repression. Journal of Contemporary Asia, Special Issue: Volume 46, Number 3, 2016
- Chambers, Paul, Napisa Waitoolkiat, Srisompob Jitpiromsri, “Locating the Local. Untangling Ownership over Security Sector Processes of Peace-Building in Southern Thailand,” in: (Hrsg.): World Anthropologies in Practice. Situated Perspectives, Global Knowledge (John Gledhill, editor), Bd. 1, London, New Delhi, New York, Sydney: Bloomsbury, 2016
- Chambers, Paul, “Civil-Military Relations in Thailand since the 2014 Coup: The Tragedy of Security Sector “Deform,” Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF) Report No. 138, Frankfurt/M., 2015
- Napisa Waitoolkiat, Chambers, Paul, Political Party Finance in Thailand Today: Evolution, Reform, and Control, Critical Asian Studies, 47, 4, 2015