Corruption and public good provisions: The politics and de facto privatisation of the Thai education sector

Author(s) : Tan, Michelle

Organization : University of Leeds (UK), School of Politics and International Studies

Imprint : Leeds, University of Leeds, 2005

Collation :

91 p.

Notes :

Incl. bibliographical references, tables, figures

In order to tease out the narrative detail behind such overarching issues as corruption, state capacity, public goods, the education sector and political economy in the Thai case, this thesis questions the impact of corrupt transactions on collective goods provision. Focusing on the education sector, it answers the following sub-questions: How does Thai public sector corruption reduce government revenue allocated to education, and what is the impact on quality and equity? What influence, if any, do corrupt or ambiguous transactions bear on the following components of the current reform effort: teacher development and conduct; teacher recruitment, appointment and promotion; student-centred learning and shadow educational systems; and procurement?

  • Anti-corruption strategies, Legal framework, Codes of conduct, Corruption, Economic and social development, Educational management, Central administration, Educational quality, Finance, Governance, Private tutoring, Procurement, Public sector, Students, Teachers, Teacher promotion, Teacher recruitment
  • Asia and the Pacific