Integrating the Nation from the Margins : The Remote Area Security Development of the Border Patrol Police in the Northern Thailand

Si Nae Hyun




By promoting development and 'thainess' in the remote border provinces, the Thai Border Patrol Police has gained a pivotal position within the communities of northern Thailand. This paper will study the changes in the characteristics and duties of the Border Patrol Police in the early 1960s and the impact of its civic action programs among the highland minorities in the remote northern border areas. By examining the implication of remote area development programs, this article will discuss the role of the Border Patrol Police in integrating the Thai nation in the marginal border provinces.


(Published in Rian Thai: International Journal of Thai Studies, Volume 3/2010, Page 233-258)


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