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Social Capital

Wanlapat Suksawas

ISBN 10: 3659169765 / ISBN 13: 9783659169762
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424 pages. Dimensions: 8.7in. x 5.9in. x 1.0in.The study had three main objectives: to investigate the capacity of social capital in Thai society to increase peoples political participation in local government, to examine whether social capital improves the institutional performance of local government, and to explore both the impact of peoples political participation in local government on the institutional performance of local governments, and the impact of institutional performance on peoples political participation, in the north of Thailand. There were three main findings in which emerged from the research. Firstly, it was found that social capital does not promote peoples participation in local politics. Secondly, it was evident that not all components of social capital can enhance the institutional performance of local government. Networks of civic engagement and generalized trust fail to increase the effective institutional performance of local government. Lastly, it was discovered that political participation by citizens and institutional performances have no positive effect on each other. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9783659169762

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Title: Social Capital

Publisher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing

Binding: Paperback

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Book Type: Paperback

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The study had three main objectives: to investigate the capacity of social capital in Thai society to increase people’s political participation in local government, to examine whether social capital improves the institutional performance of local government, and to explore both the impact of people’s political participation in local government on the institutional performance of local governments, and the impact of institutional performance on people’s political participation, in the north of Thailand.There were three main findings in which emerged from the research. Firstly, it was found that social capital does not promote people's participation in local politics. Secondly, it was evident that not all components of social capital can enhance the institutional performance of local government. Networks of civic engagement and generalized trust fail to increase the effective institutional performance of local government. Lastly, it was discovered that political participation by citizens and institutional performances have no positive effect on each other.

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PhD (Politics), The University of Adelaide, South Australia, AustraliaCurrent Position: Assistant Professor in Department of Political Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Naresuan University, Phitsanulok,65000 Thailand

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