The Use of State Powers in Organizing the Land System of the Eastern Economic Corridor

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Chaiyon Praditsil
Chainarong Krueanuan
Jittra Sombatrattananun


This qualitative research aims to analyze the politics of land system management and the effects of land system management and to propose guidelines for effective land management of the Eastern Economic Corridor based on Marxist political economic theory. The research methodology adopted three types of data collection: documentary study, interview, and observation. The analytical method was used to analyze the structure and actions under the concept of dialectical principles that emphasize interactions between social actors, social structure, and social process. The results of the study show that the politics of the land system management of the Eastern Economic Corridor reflected the use of state power exercised by the coup d’état to manage the land system, resulting in four forms of public resistance movements, including movements of resistance in the dictatorship era (2014), street politics, politics in the parliament, and politics in justice system. The impact of land systemization led to a wide range of subsequent variations in each area, such as the destruction of agricultural lands, and the impacts on food security, land ownership and land tenancy, etc. Concerning the effective land management guidelines of the Eastern Economic Corridor, an alternative strategic policy to develop the Eastern Economic Corridor as the main food source should be launched, and fair compensation to those affected by the land system arrangement, the adjustment of the project analysis process in town planning, including the adjustment of land tax, should be provided.


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Praditsil, C. ., Krueanuan, C. ., & Sombatrattananun, J. . (2023). The Use of State Powers in Organizing the Land System of the Eastern Economic Corridor. Journal of Social Sciences Naresuan University, 19(2), 85–113.
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