Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Politics and International Studies

Thai Provincial Administrative Organisation Election: A Case Study of Candidate and Vote Canvassers in Dao Province

05 December 2013 | 5:30pm | Seminar

Michael Sadler LG 19

The School of Politics and International Studies is pleased to invite you to attend this seminar delivered by Chanintorn Pensute.


Since 2004, direct election of the head of the Provincial Administrative Organisation (PAO) has changed its nature from attracting businessmen to compete for the position to attracting relatives of well-known national-level politicians. The position of the head of the PAO has become more attractive than the MP position because of the budget from the central government given to the head of the PAO each year. This is due to the promotion of fiscal decentralisation policies to the provincial level. Political parties play a crucial role in selecting candidates and supporting them in public. Vote canvassers also have to adapt to the direct election of head of the PAO, as the province involves a larger constituency than that of the MP. PAO elections use more vote canvassers, and more cash is circulated during the election cycle. Vote canvassers can be divided into three groups: uniform vote canvassers, representative vote canvassers, and leadership-line vote canvassers.

All are welcome!

There will be an opportunity for networking after the talk.

Location Details

Michael Sadler Builing LG.19. This is number 78 on the campus map. 

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