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The Understanding of Local Administration, 2nd Edition

By Mr.Sanit Chornanan


Local Administration, in a context of Public Administration, is the basis of Democracy which aims at establishing local authorities as a model for a democratic system, enhancing the efficiency of the provision of public series by local authority and support of decentralization of power for the public.

The constitution in 1997, its will is political participation of Thai people. The strongest argument in favour of democratic decentralization is that local government transfer power from unelected civil servants to representatives of the people. Elections are the mechanism by which the peoples representatives are chosen. Elections are opportunities for civil society to participate in local government. The book reveals the structure of administration and election process and pattern of Thai Local governance. Local Authorities in Thailand are divided in 5 categories: Provincial Administration Organization (PAO), Tambon Administration Organization (TAO), Municipality, Bangkok Metropolitan Administration and Pattaya City. Today all these local administrative bodies are become direct local government.


From : http://www.fpps.or.th