About my PhD dissertation

My PhD dissertation examined Thai Constitutionalism (legal doctrines, texts, case-law, and overall ‘constitutional culture’) in a historical and comparative perspective, deconstructing the bricolage of Thailand’s concept and practice of royal sovereignty. In 2018, the original dissertation was awarded the “Prix de l’Institut Varenne” (Democratization/Comparative Constitutional Law) and  “Prix Lévy-Ullmann” (Law & Politics) of the Universities of Paris.

Initially written in the French language, it was published or is currently under publication in French, English and Thai as shown below :

  • Le constitutionnalisme thaïlandais au prisme de ses emprunts étrangers: Contribution à l’étude de la souveraineté monarchique (Paris : Presses de l’Institut Varenne, 2018)


  • Constitutional Bricolage : Thailand’s Sacred Monarchy vs. The Rule of Law (Oxford : Hart Publishing, 2021)

Constitutional bricolage

  • รัฐธรรมนูญนิยมไทย : ว่าด้วยประชาธิปไตยอันมีพระมหากษัตริย์ทรงเป็นประมุข (Bangkok : Fa Diao Kan, forthcoming 2023)

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Khemthong Tonsakulrungruang, Journal of Siam Society, 2022

Rawin Leelapatana, Contemporary Southeast Asia, 2022

– Frank Munger, Asian Journal of Law and Society, 2022

– Kongsatja Suwanapech, Thai Legal Studies, 2022

Metus Manasthaworn and Nanmanat Klomkliang, Nitiparirat Journal, 2023 

– Paul Chambers, Pacific Affairs, 2023