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The objectives of this research were to 1) analyze the general conditions and problems of participatory administration of the provincial administrative organizations in upper northeastern provinces, 2) study the application of Buddhadhamma to strengthen the participatory administration of the provincial administrative organizations in upper northeastern provinces, and 3) present a model of participatory administration of the provincial administrative organizations in upper northeastern provinces.
The mixed research methodology between qualitative and quantitative was used in this research. The qualitative research was done by in-depth interview with 26 informants and the questionnaire was used for quantitative research, which in general had content validity at the 0.89 level. The research sample consisted of 400 informants. The statistics used in data analysis were frequency, mean, and standard deviation.
Research findings are concluded as follows:
- For the general conditions and the problems of participatory administration of the provincial administration organizations, it was found that people and government sectors still lacked of awareness about the ideas and the importance of participation. Moreover the tools used in participatory administration process were not obvious and clear enough, including information access between provincial administrative organizations and the people. This caused the trouble to the participation promotion procedure between provincial administrative organizations and local people.
- The application of Buddhadhamma to enhance the participatory administration of the provincial administrative organizations; namely the principle of morality to apply with the participatory administration of the provincial administrative organizations in upper northeastern provinces, in the parts of decision making, operation, participatory benefit receiving and participatory evaluation, could be brought to develop and strengthen the participatory process of the people. By this way, the skill in using tool for creating participatory process was obtained by government sector and people. It was not only to fulfill the process, but also access the gist of the participatory process.
- For a model of participatory administration according to Buddhadhamma of the provincial administrative organizations in the upper northeastern provinces, it was found that to bring the development model of the participatory administration according to Buddhadhamma was the application of the principle of morality 7 with the public’s participatory process; namely decision making, operation, benefit sharing, and assessment that could help government officials and people increase their skills and acknowledgement on participatory administration by attaching to the policy of frequent meeting arrangement, teamwork, organizational culture implementation, seniority respect, promoting the rights and freedom of women and others, creating the relationship toward organization and providing protection and welfare for sustainable achievement of the participatory administration of the provincial administration organizations in upper northeastern provinces.
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