Template talk:Government of Thailand

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Redundant with {{Politics of Thailand}}?[edit]

I doubt we need both a sidebar and navbox roughly covering the same topics. --Paul_012 (talk) 07:20, 10 February 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for your question. There is some overlap, but overall this navigation box helps readers go easily between articles about different branches, agencies, and units of the Government of Thailand. The key differences are the inclusion of the different ministries, military and police units. Regards, DA Sonnenfeld (talk) 10:14, 10 February 2015 (UTC)


Hello, The agencies currently included in this navbox are of varying importance. A number of them (e.g. Bank of Thailand, Board of Investment, Crown Property Bureau, NESDB...) are centrally important, however, regardless of whether they are in the Constitution. Better to include the broad array, in my view... Thanks, DA Sonnenfeld (talk) 16:31, 10 February 2015 (UTC)

In that case we should probably include all government agencies. (If the Office of Insurance Commission is included, so should the Institute for the Promotion of Teaching Science and Technology.) But there are dozens of such agencies, which serve wildly different purposes, whose relationships among each other I think are too thin to warrant grouping them together. If the goal is a complete listing of Thai governmental units and agencies, a stand-alone list would better serve the purpose, IMO, and also allow for proper structural formatting. It would be impractical to include all constitutional agencies, ministries, their departments, their dependent agencies, other non-dependent agencies, autonomous public organisations, and state enterprises in a single navbox. --Paul_012 (talk) 05:36, 11 February 2015 (UTC)
Point taken. That's a useful list/ link. A large number of those on the list are universities - no need to include them. Still, that leaves many units and agencies. In the list, they are organized by ministry + independent agencies. The key, probably, is to include ministries (which this navbox has), plus the most important independent agencies. The residual question then is 'What are the most important independent agencies?'. Regards, DA Sonnenfeld (talk) 10:59, 11 February 2015 (UTC)
I've started a new list article at State agencies of Thailand. It's still incomplete, but I think it helps gives an overall idea of the system of organisation that could be used in the template. --Paul_012 (talk) 06:00, 18 February 2015 (UTC)
Excellent! I see where you're going with this. (And see a need for some refinement of categories within Category:Government of Thailand at some point, as well. Thanks, DA Sonnenfeld (talk) 10:31, 18 February 2015 (UTC)