Local Government in Thailand—Analysis of the Local Administrative Organization Survey—

Joint Research Program Series


Edited by Fumio Nagai , Nakharin Mektrairat , Tsuruyo Funatsu
Published in March 2008
Chapter 1

Central-Local Government Relationship in Thailand (345KB) / Fumio Nagai, Tsuruyo Funatsu, Kazuhiro Kagoya

1. Background of the Decentralization
 1-1. Gradual decentralization and local government reform after the 1997 Constitution in Thailand
 1-2. The state system and the local autonomy system in Thailand
2. The Central—Local relationship in Thailand's local government
3. Decentralization process
4. Effect of Decentralization
5. Survey on the Thai Local Administrative Organizations
 5-1. Procedures and the focus of the survey
 5-2 Aims of the survey
6. Preliminary results of the survey
 6-1. Urban-Rural Hierarchy and resource allocation
 6-2. Central-local government relations
 6-3. Signs of a change
7. Summary
Chapter 2
1. The Politics of Recentralization: A Framework for Analysis2
2. The Nature of Thai Public Administration and Decentralization Process in the 1990s
3. Prime Minister Thaksin's CEO Governor Policy: A Threat to Decentralization?
4. Impacts of the CEO governor policy upon Local government:View from the PAO and Other local Authorities
5. Conclusion: What Will Happen after This?
Chapter 3

Local Capability and Decentralization in Thailand (149KB) / Fumio Nagai, Kazuhiro Kagoya.

1. Dual system of local administration and local government in Thailand
2. Problems of measuring 'local capability' in Thailand
3. Analysis of Survey Data
4. Summary and Interpretations
Chapter 4
1. Background and history of locality in Thailand
2. The Development Decade: Changing local economy and politics
3. Different contexts of local politics in the regions of Thailand
4. Decentralization and Development of local politics
5. Briefing of the Survey Results: Different reactions among the regions towards the directly-elected executives system
Chapter 5
1. Background of the topic
2. The Decentralization scheme to control the rural LAOs
3. Changes in the selection of LAO President after Direct Election
4. Summary and Interpretations