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This research aims to explore the public participation in the area development activities, political activities and public activities organized by the governmental agencies for the citizens. It also studies the public attitudes on the public and private sectors’ operations, and analyzes each community in order to select model communities and develop the communities based on good governance: transparency in all communities. The data was collected from 400 samples residing in 46 communities located in Dusit district, Bangkok and 60 samples outside the communities; therefore, there were 460 samples used as the unit of analysis in total. Moreover, there were interviews with 46 community leaders. The research results showed that the public participation in the area development activities and public activities conducted by governmental agencies for the citizens was overall rated at moderate level. In terms of the analytical planning for area development, there was the least amount of public participation. Regarding the participation in political activities over the past five years, the samples believed that they had freedom and rights to living to the full extent, but they did not have freedom of assembly; during assembly activities, there were always soldiers and governmental officers observing them. Nonetheless, the samples had clear attitudes towards political activities and Thai democratic governance due to the fact that the samples gave importance to the confidence and admiration in constitutional democracy and believed that it could sustainably solve the country’s problems and suit Thailand’s governance at true or high level, with the highest mean. Next, the statement in which the patronage system or interdependency is still a common practice in Thai society was rated at true level as well. Simultaneously, the samples were confident in the transparency-related good governance the most when the activities involved the collaboration with private organizations or external publicly academic sector. Community leaders and committees had shared information with the public and allowed the inclusive participation in the communities. As for the factors affecting the democratic way of life such as gender, income and being a member of a social group.
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