Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Corruption and Democracy in Thailand” as Want to Read:
Corruption and Democracy in Thailand
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

Corruption and Democracy in Thailand

3.9 of 5 stars 3.90  ·  rating details  ·  10 ratings  ·  3 reviews
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 sto...more
Paperback, 212 pages
Published January 1st 1996 by Silkworm Books
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Corruption and Democracy in Thailand, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Corruption and Democracy in Thailand

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-19 of 19)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Interesting questions and approach, but this was some of the worst scholarship I have seen. The authors base conclusions in the first few chapters on on rumors, conjecture and unquantified data and then compare it across time. The analysis in the last couple of chapters is little more than restatement. It was an influential book, but the suggestions they give were widely known. How corruption has become politically important is a great addition to the scholarship on Thai politics. I find the ass...more
Now considered an essential publication for students, my second reading of this work reminded me it is a vital read , if for no other reason than making us realise how little some things have changed. Pasuk Phongpaichit (probably my favourite Thai author) gives detailed reports of various corruption sagas in Thailand but - far more importantly for students - helps us to understand the historical roots of corruption in Thai society and how Thais from different demographical groups have different...more
Another good book from Khun Pasuk. She provides some amazing examples of how corruption works in Thailand.
Jenny marked it as to-read
Apr 28, 2014
Helen Febrylini
Helen Febrylini marked it as to-read
Feb 19, 2014
เอ๋ Nida
เอ๋ Nida marked it as to-read
Nov 19, 2013
Chanisara marked it as to-read
Oct 27, 2013
Boy is the android
Boy is the android marked it as to-read
Feb 28, 2011
Brandon marked it as to-read
Feb 24, 2010
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Thaksin Thailand's Boom and Bust: Revised Edition Guns, Girls, Gambling, Ganja: Thailand's Illegal Economy and Public Policy Thailand's Crisis Thai Capital After the 1997 Crisis

Share This Book