For those interested in comparing Taiwan and Thailand, the Far Eastern Economic Review hosts an in-depth review of things on its website, which does not require a subscription to access, written prior to the coup, concluding::

As such, the current impasse represents an opportunity to usher in a period of more transparent democracy, while providing a timely chance for a review of the relationship between democratic institutions and the palace. But to take full advantage of this opportunity, all sides must be genuinely willing to learn from this experience and embrace meaningful change. Any “Thai style” solution that allows for face-saving opportunities for the prime minister or the palace would only postpone the inevitable changes that are needed. The result would be an unsatisfactory resolution to the crisis that simply removes the symptom of the problem—Mr. Thaksin—without addressing the underlying challenges facing Thailand.