This research was aimed to investigate (1) the
relationship among local social movements, non-governmental
Organization activities and state measures deployment; and (2) the
effects of local social movements, non-governmental Organization
activities, and state measures deployment on conflict of local people
towards the Thai-Malaysian gas pipeline project. These people
included 1,000 residents of the four districts in Songkhla province.
The methods of data analysis consist of multiple regression analysis.
The results of the analysis showed that: (1) local social movements
depended on information, and mass communication; deployment of
state measures depended on compromise, coordination, and mass
communication; and (2) the conflict of local people depended on
mobilization, negotiation, and campaigning for participation of
people in the project. Thus, it is recommended that to successfully
implement any government policy, consideration must be paid to the
conflict of local people, mobilization, negotiation, and campaigning
for people’s participation in the project.
Conflict, NGO activities, social movements, state