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Interaction In The Thai Bureaucracy: Structure, Culture, And Social Exchange

David F. Haas



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07 June 2019
Regional studies; Politics & government
Presenting the results of seventeen months of field research, conducted entirely in the Thai language, this study describes and compares the patterns of social exchange of two groups of Thai officials: district-level bureaucrats and physicians in a provincial hospital. Dr. Haas uses a unique combination of anthropological field data and survey research. He is the first to thoroughly describe the effects of the government's counterinsurgency efforts on the behavior of local officials and on their relations with villagers and provincial merchants; his chapters on physicians contain one of the few published discussions of the meaning of professionalism in non-Western societies, as well as the only field study available of an Asian medical institution.
By:   David F. Haas
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm, 
Weight:   513g
ISBN:   9780367021597
ISBN 10:   0367021595
Pages:   192
Publication Date:   07 June 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Primary
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Westview Replica Editions -- Historical Background -- Theoretical Perspective -- The Distribution of Power at Central District -- Incentives in the Civil Service -- Work and Social Exchange in a District Office -- The Physicians and Their Situation -- Private Practice and Public Service -- Summary and Conclusions -- : The Research Methods of This Study

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