Stakeholder Analysis of Environmental Policymaking Process in Thailand

Kittisak Prukkanone, Guohua Wang


This article studied on the stakeholder analysis of environmental policymaking process in Thailand for classifying and analyzing the power and interests of stakeholders. The results illustrated the importance and influence among them and leaded to the better understanding about the environmental policymaking process of Thailand. This findings advantaged in the public administration aspect concerning the natural resources and environmental management by fulfill the gap to avoid undesirable affected that may harm the further the environmental policymaking process. The results found that the most important stakeholders are those who make final policy decisions in Thailand’s Environmental Policymaking Process. They are three decision-makers; the Cabinet, the Minister of Natural Resources and Environment and the National Environment Board. They all have a legal and presumed claim and ability to influence policy decision making. The second group is the citizens, the communities, and the international organizations eager to democratize the natural resources and environmental management because they believe that liberalization from state hands could lead to better public accessibility and better the self-immunity, which, in turn, would enhance the efficiency and fairness in the utilization of natural resources and the country’s democracy. Nevertheless, the results significantly indicated that the first group influenced the environmental policymaking process of Thailand in their direction more than the second group due to their power and interests.

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