Print ISSN: 2204-1990

Online ISSN: 1323-6903

Keywords : Thailand

Effects of Urbanization, Climate Change and Vulnerability: A Case of Households in Khon Kaen Sub-Urban, Thailand

Kanin Chueaduangpui; Buapun Promphakping

Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business and Government, 2021, Volume 27, Issue 1, Pages 1454-1470

The purpose of this study is to understand the factors determining urbanisation, climate change vulnerability of household in Khon Kaen sub-urban. Primary data were collected by use of the interview schedule, we adopt a simple random sampling, a total of 240 samples selected respondents. The data collected were analysed using descriptive statistics, multivariate and multiple regression. We found that community emergency plan in response, economic response, number of farmlands, households without land, household income, and members have a positive associated with the vulnerability. Our model indicates that household vulnerability (𝑹 = 0.249), accounts for approximately 24 percent of the model’s predictive accuracy. This has significant implications for policies to future climate changes resulting from household vulnerability.

“The Right to Live in the City”: Exploring Discrimination Against the Urban Poor Inhabitants of Ubon Ratchathani, North-Eastern Thailand

Kingkarn Sumnuanyen; Buapun Promphakping

Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business and Government, 2021, Volume 27, Issue 1, Pages 1357-1368

The purpose of this paper is to explore the concept of achieving the “right to live in the city” for poor urban inhabitants in north-eastern Thailand. We raise the question of who has the right to set the rules of urban spaces, which have changed significantly in terms of the spatial exclusion of poor people. Our study adopts a qualitative case study, using a purposive sampling technique. Interviews were conducted with 30 key informants between August and October 2018. Data were coded, analysed and interpreted. Our findings show that the poor not only have restricted rights to physical space, but the inhabitants are prevented from having the right to live on their own land. We examine the context of new forms of “right to live in the city” associated with the right to historical identity, the right to equal distribution of resources, the right to equal access to resources, and the right to housing inheritance.