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Peerasit Kamnuansilpa

Khon Kaen University Dean

Peerasit Kamnuansilpa is Dean, College of Local Administration Khon Kaen University.

Peerasit Kamnuansilpa
3 Feb 2021

Planting the seeds of development

Economic development in Thailand has not just been a responsibility of the central government, but its exclusive domain. Thus, the management inventiveness and fiscal autonomy of local governments for this function are often shackled by the rules, regulations and orders from the bureaucrats within the central government agencies or by those at the provincial level.

3 Feb 2021 4
Planting the seeds of development
20 Jan 2021

The path to poverty in Thailand

Thailand has had an interesting journey to its current ranking of sixth in the world, and first in Asia, in income inequality, as cited by the World Population Review. The country has historically been a patronage society, where the upper echelons of society are expected to look after those who are underprivileged.

20 Jan 2021 44
The path to poverty in Thailand
24 Dec 2020

PAO polls: An illusion of democracy?

Last Sunday, Thailand had a long-overdue election of the chairs and council members of all Provincial Administration Organisations (PAO). Are these elections really meaningful?

24 Dec 2020 27
PAO polls: An illusion of democracy?
15 Oct 2018

Quest for equity

Ranking systems are important in assisting Thai students to determine the most advantageous university - the one allowing students to reach their potential.

15 Oct 2018 16
Quest for equity
14 Nov 2015

Nurturing and learning from the elderly

The population of Thailand is rapidly ageing. In 1960, those aged 60 years and over represented about 5%...

14 Nov 2015 3
Nurturing and learning from the elderly
9 Jul 2015

PAOs require care

All attempts to abolish Provincial Administrative Organisations have failed because people across the political spectrum see their advantages.

9 Jul 2015 2