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Civil Service Reforms in Thailand: Political Control and Corruption

  • Prijono Tjiptoherijanto

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    (Department of Economics Faculty of Economics, University of Indonesia)

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    After the 1973 student demonstration marked a changing in Thai political history. The principle of Weberian bureaucracy such as political neutrality becomes the legal framework of the Civil Service under democratic environment. However, given the cultural values and their impact on the bureaucracy, any serious change must came from the top leadership.Another characteristic of the Thai's civil service is corruption practices. The close personal connections between politician, civil service, and businessmen, are the backbone of networks of corruption that reach from the central government down to local governments.

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    Length: 12 pages
    Date of creation: Mar 2012
    Date of revision: Mar 2012
    Handle: RePEc:lpe:wpecbs:201203
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