Paradigms of public administration and development of Thai modern bureaucracy over five decades

Authors

  • Parin Pengsuwan Doctoral Program in Public Policy and Public Management, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Mahidol University, Nakom Pathom 73170, Thailand
  • Sirirat Choonhaklai Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Mahidol University. Nakom Pathom 73170, Thailand

Keywords:

development administration, good governance, new public management, Thai bureaucracy

Abstract

     This research studied the paradigms of public administration in coherence with the development of modern Thai bureaucracy during the decades from 1959 to 2006. Methods of the study were based on documentary research and interviewing experts of Thai public administration. Thai bureaucracy development can be described using three paradigms: 'Development Administration', 'New Public Management', and 'Good Governance'. Along these processes, there have been barriers to the development of Thai bureaucracy such as the impacts of dependency on international organizations regarding inspection problems, the attempt to copy management tools, and centralized decision-making.

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Published

30-04-2019

How to Cite

Pengsuwan, P., & Choonhaklai, S. (2019). Paradigms of public administration and development of Thai modern bureaucracy over five decades. Kasetsart Journal of Social Sciences, 40(1), 105–112. Retrieved from https://so04.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/kjss/article/view/235383

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Research articles