Enhancing Digital Government Capacity for Local Government Officials

Publication from the COLA's Workshop 2020

In 2020, online applications and computer software have played a more important role in maintaining people’s everyday life during the COVID-19 pandemic. The government agencies had to adjust their operations to meet the needs of the citizens. As an educational institution, COLA initiated a workshop aiming at raising awareness of digital transformation and developing digital capacity, especially among local administrative officials in the northeastern provinces of Thailand.

The New Look of the Public Administration

Publication from the COLA's Seminar Series 2020

In response to the effects of the covid-19 outbreak, COLA initiated a seminar series in order to address new challenges faced by the public administration in Thailand. As an educational institution, COLA intended to disseminate knowledge and discuss with the participants – online and offline – current advancements and adjustments in the fields of public administration, public affairs, and governance that aim to meet the needs of the citizens during this critical time. The goal was to increase the expertise of academics and faculty members so they can further support local communities in the formulation and implementation of public policies that benefit the society as a whole.

Local Election Guide Book

The publication by the Committee on Local Administration of the House of Representatives

New local election laws recently entered into force in Thailand. The success and the effectiveness of local elections depend on various factors like the respect of the rules, an adequate budget and a fair electoral process, but also a well-informed and engaged population. Therefore, representatives of the local administration as well as all voters need to become more familiar with the new set of legislation before the next elections. This publication, in corporation with the Committee on Local Administration of the House of Representatives of Thailand, presents the concept and the significance of local elections as well as the new procedures.

IPPS Publications 2020

In 2020, the Institute of Public Policy Studies (IPPS) with the support of the KAS implemented two researches and published them. The activities aim at disseminating updated knowledge to decision-makers, legal experts, academicians, university students, as well as general public interested in the issues for their academic reference and further studies.

Problems on the Law Status and Hierarchy by Virtue of the Thai Constitution on the Royal Decree

Final Report

The publication of the Office of the Constitutional Court of Thailand (OCC) supported by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V. in Thailand aims at disseminating the legal academic work concerning the constitutional laws and other issues related to the current constitution. For this publication, the research inside studied the implementation of the “Royal Decree” under the provision of the Thai constitution as well as its problems of the status and legal hierarchy.

General Data Protection Regulation in Thai Version (2nd Printing)

The digital innovations of the last three decades have completely changed our lives. They made the world faster, more effective, and more connected. They offer great opportunities in terms of employment, access to knowledge, and service to the citizens. However, one worrying downside is large-scale personal data collection. Private and public organizations have gained access to various aspects of people’s personal life. Thanks to new information technologies, they started collecting data on individuals’ whereabouts, purchase behavior, health and wealth, social background and community, and even political affinity.

Guidelines on Performance of Administrative Duties

Derived from the 2019 Decisions of the Supreme Administrative Court

The publication of the Office of the Administrative Courts of Thailand (OAC) supported by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V. in Thailand aims at disseminating current case laws deriving from the decisions of the Supreme Administrative Court in the year 2019. The target readers are administrative judges, administrative case officials, administrative agencies as well as government officials. The KAS hopes that this publication will be a useful tool for the officials’ performance development and that it will contribute to reducing the number of administrative disputes.

Khon Kaen Model

Eine Zusammenstellung von Aufsätzen und Erkenntnissen aus dem Projekt

Die Publikation verlegt von dem College of Local Administration der Khon Kaen Universität zielt darauf ab, den Entwicklungsprozess zur „Smart City“ der Khon Kaen Provinz zu beschreiben, in der jede Einheit von Regierungsbüros und Privatsektoren bis zu den Bürgern versammelt wurde, um das erhoffte Modell zu verwirklichen. Die Auskünfte werden von den Autoren sehr gut in Ordnung zusammengestellt und sind eine wirklich nützliche Quelle für Regierungsbeamte, Akademiker, den privaten Sektor, und auch die breite Öffentlichkeit für ihre weiteren Studien und Forschungen im Bereich der Etablierung der „Smart City“.

Die Datenschutz-Grundverordnung in thailändischer Sprache

In Zusammenarbeit mit Privacy Thailand, einer zivilgesellschaftlichen Organisation, die sich mit Datenschutzfragen befasst, um das Bewusstsein zu schärfen und die Entwicklung der thailändischen Gesellschaft zu fördern, zielt diese von der KAS unterstützte Publikation daher darauf ab, Verbreitung der Kenntnisse über die DSGVO oder die Datenschutz-Grundverordnung der Europäischen Union als neuer internationaler Standard und Musterinstrument zum Schutz der Bürgerrechte für Juristen in staatlichen Behörden und Mitarbeiter in Wirtschaftsverbänden in Thailand sowie für Jurastudenten / Experten, Akademiker, Medien und die breite Öffentlichkeit zu versorgen.

The Collective Volume Articles of the President and Justices of the Constitutional Court in International Conference

The Constitutional Readers 2019

This Thai-English publication published by the Office of the Constitutional Court of Thailand aims to gather and publicise academic articles as well as legal opinions relating to constitutional laws and other relevant constitutional issues from various papers that were presented at international conferences by the president and justices of the constitutional court of the Kingdom of Thailand. The publication will be a significant source for both Thai and foreign lawyers, legal students and lecturers, academics, and interested people.