Corruption and Democracy in Thailand
This book is the result of a major research study on corruption, set in its political context. It covers estimates of the amounts involved; the roles of politicians, business people, bureaucrats, and police; the political background and impact; popular attitudes on corruption; and potential counter-measures. The publication of the original research prompted a political storm. Both inside and outside of Thailand, this work is recognized as a landmark study.
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These critics consider it the 'duty' of the government officials to carry on their work
, the public should not offer the money, and the officials should not accept it. One
academic stated: 'It is his job to give the service. There is no need for us to pay ...
Some rationalise that 'it is a mutual thing', implicitly accepting that the official has
the ability if not the right to make some small ... They accept the need to pay for '
the assistance given by government officials' in order to 'quicken the procedure, ...
This blurring of the boundaries makes many people accept the practice of
presenting gifts and money to government officials as legitimate, as part of good
Thai culture. The bureaucratic structure is central to the corruption problem.
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