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Thailand looks to repeat 'Thaksinomics' economic success

26 August 2013 Last updated at 02:36 BST

In Thailand, the election of Thaksin Shinawatra 13 years ago ushered in a period of economic success.

Thaksinomics saw projects such as a micro credit scheme to help small businesses, and the promotion of local products outside the big cities.

His party, now headed by his sister, was re-elected two years ago.

But, as Jonathan Head reports from Bangkok, her version of Thaksinomics is proving less successful.

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