Public Administration in the Midst of Change: From A Global Context to the Study of Public Administration in Thailand

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Wanchai Suktam Jirayu Supsin Surasak Chamaram

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Public Administration is a discipline in the field of social sciences that has long been interested by scholars since the emergence of this subject formally known as the famous article entitled “The Study of Administration” by Professor Woodrow Wilson, former President of Princeton University and former president of the United States which was published in 1887. Shortly thereafter, Public Administration began to be well known and gained widespread interest from various educational institutions both in the US and other countries around the world. The study of Public Administration in Thailand has been influenced by such the study in the global context in 1955, when the establishment of the Faculty of Public Administration was established in Thammasat University with the support of the United States Government through Indiana University, which was considered to be the beginning of this subject in Thailand which has resulted in changes in the study of Public Administration in Thailand that can be divided into 3 time periods, namely; the study of Public Administration during the period from 1899 to 1965, the study of Public Administration during the expansion period from 1966 to 1997, and the study of Public Administration during the growth and prolongation period from 1998 up to present.

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