Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Arts


Political Science

First Advisor

Dr. C. l. Eugene Kim

Second Advisor

Dr. AtiIIa Dicle

Third Advisor

Dr. Ernest Rossi

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


This is the study of community development problems confronting a rural village (Don-Lum-Kom) in Northeast Thailand. The study is based on field research and examines five major topics. First, a history of community development in Thailand is provided; second, an overview of Don-Lum-Kom village is given; third, agricultural changes are described and evaluated; fourth, educational changes are described and evaluated; and fifth, the conflict between bureaucracy and culture is examined.