Socio-Cultural Factors in the Participation in Governmental Services

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สันทัด เสริมศรี จิรโชค วีระสย บุญยง ชื่นสุวิมล

Abstract

In contemporary period, the state has expanded its activities to the people with an aim to bring well-being to society. But in reality, there has been formed gap or discrepancy between the policy enacted and the goal achieved in practice in the process of policy implementation both during the implementation period and number of people participated.


This research to explain that some of reasons behind the time lag or obstacle in making use of governmental services, particularly in health care matters appear to have been due to social and cultural factors. These factors seem to have been affected by currents of changes due to globalization and gradual rise in more open and positive psychological stance as well as the wide spreading democratic ideas and practice. The result should be the reduction in socio-cultural obstacles to the participation of the people to governmental services.

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