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    Understanding women in local politics : studies of women politicians in Krabi Province Thailand 

    Pimrumpai Panvichatikul; Juree Vichit-Vadakan, advisor (National Institute of Development Administration, 2009)

    In Thailand, women have become more and more active in various modern sectors ranging from academics to businesses. However, it is obvious that their presence in politics have been marginal. The number of female politicians was even lower in local governments than at the national levels. In order to understand why such a disparity in men’s and women’s political participation at the local level exists, there is a need for holistic inquiry and a cross fertilization of ideas. This dissertation, therefore, provided an in-depth understanding of local ...