Social Capital, Citizen Participation in Public Administration, and Public Sector Performance in Thailand

Authors

รศ.ดร.พลอย สืบวิเศษ

Published

World Development

Abstract

This paper examines the relationships among social capital, citizen participation, and public sector performance in Thailand. The findings indicate that social networks, a core component of social capital, tend to increase the motivation and ability of Thai citizens to participate in public affairs and thereby tend to increase the effectiveness of public goods provision. Provincial and local authorities do not tend to improve public goods and services a great deal as government resources increase. In Thailand, where the accountability of the public sector is often weak, social capital and citizen participation therefore can improve public sector accountability and performance.

 

(2561). Social Capital, Citizen Participation in Public Administration, and Public Sector Performance in Thailand. World Development , 2018(-), 236-248.