Economic Exclusion of Local Residents in the Borderland of Surin Province, Thailand



This study purports to investigate economic exclusion in the local community of Dan sub-districts, Kabchoeng district, Surin province. Data was collected by interviewing local residents, local authorities and a representative from the private company. Majority of Dan community residents have been excluding from Chongjom border market mostly by non-participation in income generating and economic activities in the market. Firstly, a lot allocated to local OTOP shop in the market was taken back due to high market demand on selling space. Secondly, they are excluded from access to markets because of lacking the income to pay for the high license and rental fee plus various fees from a private company who manage the market.
Lastly, Agricultural Land Reform Project and state property regulations on land use are heavily enforce on local residents, but a privilege bestowed upon the private company and local government organization to exploit the land which in a way can cause economic exclusion for local residents. The Treasury Office expropriated the allocated local residents land to lease it out to local government organization runs by businessmen turns to local politicians who then find a loophole on land exploitation to earn highest economic benefits from border development.

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