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Research Title The Patron-client Relationship in Sugarcane Harvesting under quota System. 
Date of Distribution 20 December 2017 
Conference
     Title of the Conference The 13th International Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences  
     Organiser Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences  
     Conference Place Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences  
     Province/State Khon Kaen 
     Conference Date 2 November 2017 
     To 3 November 2017 
Proceeding Paper
     Volume 13 
     Issue 13 
     Page 2132-2145 
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     Abstract This paper presents the situation and condition in brief from a comprehensive study on the impact of the patronage system on the sugarcane harvest system among the farmers involved in sugar factories’ quota system in Ban Nong No, Moo 1, Kranuan district, Khon Kaen province. It employed the qualitative method and applied the ‘patron-client relationship’ conceptual framework focusing on power relations among quota-granted leaders, contract farmers and sugarcane harvesting workers. The study found that prior relations among these groups were ‘vertical’ and they were trapped in unequal-socioeconomic benefit exchanges that later became ‘horizontal’. Currently, the relationship among groups of similar socioeconomic status is that of equal and mutual assistance, resulting from socioeconomic changes in the community from rural to semi-rural-urban. Nong No agribusiness is heavily involved in industrialized farming with massive demands on farm outputs leading to a tense and highly competitive environment. Trends based on economic rather than personal exchange under labor shortage conditions improved negotiating power including the sugarcane workers’ groups and strong networking which increased their power and upgraded relationships in the same tier for mutual support. The relationship has become one of better power negotiations and adjusting relationships in the sugarcane quota system. 
Author
575080041-5 Miss YADA SAWANGPAEW [Main Author]
Humanities and Social Sciences Master's Degree

Peer Review Status มีผู้ประเมินอิสระ 
Level of Conference นานาชาติ 
Type of Proceeding Full paper 
Type of Presentation Oral 
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