THAI POLITICAL CULTURE AND BUDDHISM APPROACH TO DEMOCRACY DEVELOPMENT

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Kanjana Damjutti
Yuttana Praneet

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The objectives of this article are to propose the concept of Thai Political Culture and Buddhism approach to democracy development. Political culture is the attitudinal pattern and personal behavior responding to the political system arisen from learning, belief, value and political socialization from various social institutes, such as family, education, religion, mass media and political and administrative institutions etc. Democracy development is to develop Thai political culture to have confidence and faith in the principles of equality, freedom and respect of the democratic administrative rules and regulations, political activities participations, knowing and understanding with creative reasoning. Democracy is the right, not duty and freedom, not oppression, with limitation. Leaders must abide by the rules of laws, create social good governance to develop democracy to be virtuous with virtues coinciding with the way of life, cultural, social and Thailand political pattern, the land of Buddhism.

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Damjutti, K. . ., & Praneet , Y. . . (2018). THAI POLITICAL CULTURE AND BUDDHISM APPROACH TO DEMOCRACY DEVELOPMENT. Journal of MCU Social Science Review, 7(2-2), 368–378. Retrieved from https://so03.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/jssr/article/view/245739
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