Presenting the results of seventeen months of field research, conducted entirely in the Thai language, this book describes and compares the patterns of culture and social exchange of two groups of Thai officials: district-level bureaucrats and physicians in a provincial hospital.
1. Historical Background 2. Theoretical Perspective 3. The Distribution of Power at Central District 4. Incentives in the Civil Service 5. Work and Social Exchange in a District Office 6. The Physicians and their Situation 7. Private Practice and Public Service 8. Summary and Conclusions