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Thaksin and Budget Allocation: A Study in Political Compromise

Pungprawat, Kriangchai;
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  • Published: 01 Mar 2012 Journal: アジア・アフリカ地域研究 = Asian and African area studies, volume 11, issue 2, pages 166-182 (issn: 1346-2466, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: 京都大学大学院アジア・アフリカ地域研究研究科
As a strong executive, Thaksin Shinawatra brought many changes to Thai politics and public administration, including to budget allocation. This article explains how the Thaksin government procured funds to implement many 'populist' policies. Before Thaksin, budget allocation was dominated by the bureaucracy. Initially, Thaksin attempted to reform the system by removing the prerogative over budget allocation from the bureaucracy. This effort, however, failed due to resistance from the Bureau of the Budget. As a result, budget allocation came to rest upon compromise between government leaders and the Bureau of the Budget. Almost all funds for Thaksin's policies ca...
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