Regional development in Thailand: New issues/new responses

Utis Kaothien, Douglas Webster

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Abstract

Thailand's spatial development planning system is currently undergoing significant change. The emphasis of this change is on: Decentralizing planning processes so that local people can formulate plans based on their objectives and preferences in the context of regional comparative advantage; Related to the above, identifying and implementing area development processes that more closely integrate planning and implementation (institutional systems) at the regional level; Encouraging diversity (heterogeneity) in regional development strategies based on local comparative advantage and preferences. Alternative regional economic drivers such as knowledge, tourism, and agro-industry are being more carefully considered; Formulating regional development plans that better, and realistically, reflect the rapid socioeconomic restructuring, and related urbanization, that is currently occurring in Thailand; Making regional strategies more realistic by placing more emphasis on international driving forces, institutional realities/prerequisites for effective development, and integrating rural and urban development programming; and Increasing the awareness of the environmental carrying-capacity implications of area development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)139-157
Number of pages19
JournalRegional Development Dialogue
Volume19
Issue number2
StatePublished - Sep 1998
Externally publishedYes

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Regional development in Thailand : New issues/new responses. / Kaothien, Utis; Webster, Douglas.

In: Regional Development Dialogue, Vol. 19, No. 2, 09.1998, p. 139-157.

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