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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royal favour or other sources of traditional legitimacy, presented a new element in
the political spectrum. The corruption issue. Corruption became the dominating
issue of the elected government in power from August 1988 to February 1991.
The wide publicity of these cases gave the impression that corruption was more
widespread under an elected government than under the dictatorial governments
of Sarit and Thanom, or under the 'demi-democracy' of the Prem period.
Among the sub-samples, the proportion rating a military government as more
likely to be corrupt than an elected government is higher among politicians and
among middle class groups. In the focus groups, those with this opinion offered ...
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