Public communication in housing stability program project development process, Nong Pap Community, Isan Sub-district, Mueang District, Buriram Province
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This article aimed to study public communication based on the analytical framework of Jurgen Habermas in housing stability program development process, Nong Pap community, Isan sub-district, Mueang district, Buriram province. The study was conducted on the basis of a participatory action research design through an interview, focus group discussion, and community forum among a group of leaders, relevant government officers, and household members of housing stability program implementing public communication in public sphere regarding the process of housing stability program development. The study results found 2 points of action-based public communication, namely, 1) request about housing and land acquisition for earning a living and 2) community waste and wastewater management. Action-based public communication took place in 3 public sphere, i.e. 1) family area, 2) village area, 3) community hall. Communication characteristics were discussion about public issues beyond political and economic power and reasons were given independently. Action-based public communication enabled housing stability program to propel social activities in parallel to government agencies, contributing to learning and participation that lead to harmony and self-adaptation to problems that arise in the community. The study results reflected that public communication taking place in public sphere brought about community development in several dimensions.
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