นโยบายของไทยต่อจีน สมัยรัฐบาลทักษิณ ชินวัตร : ศึกษาการจัดตั้งเขตการค้าเสรีไทย-จีน / โศภิต นาสืบ = Thai policy towards China under the government of Thaksin Shinawatra : a study on the establishment of the free trade area between Thailand and China / Sopit Nasueb
The study concentrates on the policy of establishment of the free trade area between Thailand and China under the Thaksin Shinawatra administrations. Hereby, the theory of linkage politics of international political economy was used as a conceptual framework. The hypothesis of the research is that the business interest groups involving and having an influence in the government have played an important role to press the establishment of the free trade area between Thailand and China. The study found that those interest groups, especially the large business companies had close connection with the members of this cabinet and had a clear influence over the establishment of the free trade area. Since the transformation of internal and international economy including domestic political change that enable these business groups to play a significant role in international economy policy-making. However, the group achieving upmost benefit from this free trade area establishment is the large agricultural business group in Thailand because they conduct the complex agriculture economic system. Thus, they can provide more advantageous over the competition than that small and medium-sized enterprises and agriculturists.