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Political Culture and Reforms

Political Culture and Reforms is a monograph written by Dr.Vichai Tunsiri as a handbook for social studies teachers in high schools in the teaching of democracy and civic culture as well as a proposal for political reforms in Thailand. It is a kind of scholarly treatise elucidating the nature of politics and the roles which personality and culture do play in the political process. Its basic assumption is primarily a belief that democratic reforms through constitution-building approach is ineffective without concomitant changes in the political culture of the citizens.

What are the basic features of democratic culture and how can they be inculcated through the education and socialization process, are thus the main themes of this work. Models of socialization process are also presented as a general framework for school teachers to take into consideration in preparing their curriculum and lesson-plans. Recommendation for the whole instructional design from kindergarten to university levels are also proposed as part of the educational reforms in Thailand.

Indeed such a handy, but essentially a basic test for political studies is called for in the social science faculty of all institutions of higher learning in Thailand.

Author : Dr.Vichai Tunsiri
Publisher : Institute of Public Policy Studies
Price : 120 Baht
 


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