Relationships of Large-Scale Farming Scheme and Political Regime from 2014 to 2018: A Case Study of Large-Scale Farming in the Eastern Region, Thailand

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Weera Wongsatjachock


This article aims to study two issues. First, the research studies the large-scale farming policy under the circumstance of Thai political regime between 2014 and 2018. Second, the research demonstrates the relationship between the large-scale farming policy process and bureaucracy in the Eastern region by using non-democratic political mechanisms. In terms of conceptual framework, the research article uses the approach of non-democratic regime and policy process to analyze situations of political regime from 2014 to 2018. To collect data, research methods consist of documentary reviews, in-depth interviews, and focus groups in the eastern region, including six groups in three provinces (Chachoengsao, Chonburi, and Rayong). In the case of the large-scale farming policy, the finding shows that economic development of non-democratic government from 2014 to 2018 needs efficient decision-making and outcomes in a short period of time. This is because of three reasons: 1) the government required performance legitimacy, 2) state and politics of expertise supported farmer organizations rather than products, and 3) non-democratic executive power employed policy. According to field study, the large-scale farming policy has both successes and failures because the process of policy implementation. This is why policy process changes gradually rather than implements instantly as the government decided.

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Wongsatjachock, W. . (2021). Relationships of Large-Scale Farming Scheme and Political Regime from 2014 to 2018: A Case Study of Large-Scale Farming in the Eastern Region, Thailand. Political Science and Public Administration Journal, 12(2), 1–22. Retrieved from
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