The strengthening of local citizens: A cases study of Umong Sub-district Municipality, Lamphun Province and Korrum Sub-district Administration Organization, Uttaradit Province

Authors

  • Jantana Suttijareea School of Political Science, Faculty of Political Science and Public Administration, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
  • Worrapong Trakarnsirinont School of Public Administration, Faculty of Political Science and Public Administration, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand

Keywords:

active citizen, citizenship, model, new citizen, senior citizen

Abstract

The purpose of this research was to take lessons and compare the methods, processes, and drives of promoting citizenship between Umong Subdistrict Municipality, Mueang District, Lamphun Province and Korrum Subdistrict Administrative Organization, Phichai District, Uttaradit Province and to create a citizenship process model that is consistent and appropriate to the local context. The research found lessons from these two case studies lead to the integrated model design of creating and developing sustainable citizenship consisting of three main components, namely, the creation of a prototype citizen that does not limit time from the past and present, creating community wellbeing with social mechanisms or capital, and creating community well-being with public activities of the state. There are five important factors that affect the building and development of the sustainable strength of citizens including; local administration of local government organizations, creating public spaces for activities, creating mutual benefits from various activities, the creation of an officially supported citizenship organization and creating a database of citizenship.

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Published

2021-12-03

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