Sufficiency economy for social and environmental sustainability: A case study of four villages in rural Thailand

This study explored the use and impacts of the “sufficiency economy” philosophy among Thai villagers. This philosophy was presented by His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. It guides the way Thai villagers live, and also forms a base for the nation’s development plan. This study explores: 1) how do Thai villagers live while following the philosophy of sufficiency economy? 2) What difficulties impede implementation of the philosophy? 3) How does the philosophy help to increase social and environmental sustainability? The researchers studied four villages in Thailand, conducted in-depth interviews, surveys and a focus group. They found that the philosophy of sufficiency economy can be used by individuals to manage their personal livelihoods, as well as to manage social and environmental sustainability in Thailand, and be applied to other areas.

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Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
Topics
  • Economy and commerce
  • Environment and natural resources
  • Livelihood rights
  • Social development
  • System of government
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Thailand
Copyright Yes
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Copyright for this article is retained by the author(s), with first publication rights granted to the journal. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution license 3.0.

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Date uploaded 06/19/2015
Contact

Thongphon Promsaka Na Sakolnakorn, Institute for Peace Studies, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla 90110, Thailand. E-mail: thongphon.p@psu.ac.th

Author (individual) Naipinit, Aree
Co-author (individual) Sakolnakorn, Thongphon Promsaka Na; Kroeksakul, Patarapong
Publication place Canada
Publisher Canadian Center of Science and Education
Publication date 2013
General note

Asian Social Science,Volume 10,No. 2,102-111