The specter of leviathan in the central-local relations : a comparative historical analysis of the decentralization reform in Thailand and the Philippines

Abstract: This essay offers a comparative analysis of the decentralization reforms in Thailand and the Philippines. It is shown that the outcome of decentralization depends largely on the power configuration of the national bureaucracy at the time of modern state founding.

Author(s): Sudhipongpracha, Tatchalerm

Source(s): , Journal of African & Asian local government studies (JAALGS); Vol. 2, No. 1] p. 15-31 Journal of African & Asian local government studies (JAALGS) Vol. 2, No. 1]

Published: 2013 Khon Kaen university. International association of local government scholars, [Khon Kaen (English

ISBN/ISSN: [2286-7104/

Link: http://jaalgs.net/journal/index.php/jals/article/download/44/40

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