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);…

Quest for local sustainability : how we balance development policy

Abstract: The Living Community Economy Model is offered as an alternative for the dominant local development model of Thailand. The new model is more Buddhist in nature, presenting itself as more community-based and equitable than the current capitalistic development paradigm. Author(s): Chayalee, Prateep Source(s): , Journal of African & Asian local government studies (JAALGS); Vol.…

Perceptions of local government in Thailand : views of people and local administrators

Abstract: The perceptions of local government and administrators in Thailand were examnined. Most political officers and civil servants supported the Bangkok-based administrative system and high-level government officers of the Ministry of Interior. Author(s): Ruangwicha, Sarunya; Kamnuansilpa, Peerasit; Wongthanavasu,, Supawatanakorn Source(s): , Journal of African & Asian local government studies (JAALGS); Vol. 1, No. 4] p.…

The roles and responsibilities in natural resources and environmental management of local government in Thailand

Abstract: This study identifies cases of Thai local government initiatives that have occurred during the recent decentralization since 1999. It further describes the role and responsibilities in natural resource and environmental management of local government. Author(s): Jansamood, Chaitach Source(s): , The Social sciences; Vol. 7, No. 1 p. 16-19 The Social sciences Vol. 7, No.…

Community-driven development in post-conflict and conflict-affected areas : experiences from east Asia : background paper for the 2011 World development report

Abstract: This paper provides a framework for assessing the impacts of (Community-Driven Development) CDD projects in post-conflict and conflict-affected areas. A major set of challenges relates to the impact of violent conflict on the capacity and legitimacy of institutions at multiple levels. Author(s): Barron, Patrick Source(s): , Discussion papers / World bank vi, 31 p.,…

The political economy of decentralization in Thailand : does decentralization allow for peasant participation? : paper

Abstract: The apparent interdependence of decentralisation and smallholder participation is studied, using the case of the Tambon Administration Organisation in Thailand. Since 1990, decentralization and recentralization have alternated. Elite capture and the bureaucracy prevented effective particaption. Author(s): Dufhues, Thomas Source(s): , 12 p., ill. Published: 2011 University of Minnesota. Waite library. AgEcon search], [St. Paul,…

Titling against grabbing? : critiques and conundrums around land formalisation in southeast Asia : paper

Abstract: This paper draws on land titling experience in several South-East Asian countries to illustrate some of the problems and the ways in which land titling is understood by different actors vis-a-vis issues of security of tenure. Author(s): Hirsch, Philip Source(s): , 17 p. Published: 2011 Erasmus university Rotterdam (EUR). International institute of social studies…

Decentralization policies in Asian development

Abstract: This book explores fiscal decentralization in Asia, which aims to bring budgetary decisions closer to voters. Subjects include: the major decentralization reforms in Indonesia, the significant reforms in the Philippines and Vietnam, and the special cases of India and China. Author(s): Ichimura, Shinichi; Bahl, Roy Source(s): , xxv, 414 p., ill., graphs, tabs, 24…