KKU Research Journal - Humanity and Social Science
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Volume 6 Issue 1 Jan - Apr 2016

Informal Organization: a New Dimension of a Social Development Concept to Steer Public Policy

Auschala Chalayonnavin

Abstract

       This article presents the current public sphere which has been filed with hopes of the citizens demanding their government to meet societys aspiration. However, the mechanism of a formal public sphere can be too complex to meet the citizens needs in a timely fashion. This study, therefore, explores whether informal organizations can be served as an intervention to supplement an unsatisfactory formal mechanism and whether they can be part of a citizenship development process to steer public policy by participatory democracy.

Keywords: Community development, Public participation, Informal organization

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