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    Social capital and clientelism : the case study of local districts in Thailand 

    On-Uma Rattanasripanya; Juree Vichit-Vadakan, advisor (National Institute of Development Administration, 2011)

    In the era of globalization, the world has changed rapidly within a few years, and the changing complexion of civil society is incommensurable with the traditional life in each society. With this concern and the growing interest in administrative restructure in developing countries, many political scientists and economists have argued that social capital is an important determinant of economic development and of the functioning of institutions. Social capital has commonly been studied in recent years from the perspective of sociology and political ...