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The Legalization of Gambling in Thailand: A Revisited Discourse in Light of Recent Developments

Voi You, Anabela (2004)
Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Lund University
Abstract
This research article addresses the discourse of the legalization of gambling in Thailand. Methodologically this article is a qualitative case study. It delves into the socioeconomic and political issues behind the dispute of legalizing gambling. A brief comparison between Thailand and other countries' handling of the problem of legalized gambling will be discussed. The institutional background and economic structure of the Thai gambling industry are perspectives from which this paper will mostly focus on. The research purpose of this article is to 1) incorporate classic pro-and-contra arguments of legalization in light of recent events of Thai society, 2) elucidate the general discourse of gambling psychology, culture, and society, and 3)... (More)
This research article addresses the discourse of the legalization of gambling in Thailand. Methodologically this article is a qualitative case study. It delves into the socioeconomic and political issues behind the dispute of legalizing gambling. A brief comparison between Thailand and other countries' handling of the problem of legalized gambling will be discussed. The institutional background and economic structure of the Thai gambling industry are perspectives from which this paper will mostly focus on. The research purpose of this article is to 1) incorporate classic pro-and-contra arguments of legalization in light of recent events of Thai society, 2) elucidate the general discourse of gambling psychology, culture, and society, and 3) project the possible social costs if governments choose either legalization or banning of gambling. A case study examination and evaluation of the factors behind the pro and contra legalization concepts and impressions in Thailand is the crux of this research paper. (Less)
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author
Voi You, Anabela
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Thailand, gambling, legalizing, gambling industry, socio-economic, Social sciences, Samhällsvetenskaper
language
English
id
1331398
date added to LUP
2005-12-28
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2006-03-13
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  abstract     = {This research article addresses the discourse of the legalization of gambling in Thailand. Methodologically this article is a qualitative case study. It delves into the socioeconomic and political issues behind the dispute of legalizing gambling. A brief comparison between Thailand and other countries' handling of the problem of legalized gambling will be discussed. The institutional background and economic structure of the Thai gambling industry are perspectives from which this paper will mostly focus on. The research purpose of this article is to 1) incorporate classic pro-and-contra arguments of legalization in light of recent events of Thai society, 2) elucidate the general discourse of gambling psychology, culture, and society, and 3) project the possible social costs if governments choose either legalization or banning of gambling. A case study examination and evaluation of the factors behind the pro and contra legalization concepts and impressions in Thailand is the crux of this research paper.},
  author       = {Voi You, Anabela},
  keyword      = {Thailand,gambling,legalizing,gambling industry,socio-economic,Social sciences,Samhällsvetenskaper},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The Legalization of Gambling in Thailand: A Revisited Discourse in Light of Recent Developments},
  year         = {2004},
}