Kangsadan Chowathanakun Ph.D. is Vice Head of the Sociology and Humanities Department at Kasetsart University. She obtained her degree in Political Science at Chulalongkorn University. She has published a number of papers on the the fundamentals of society and culture including “McDonaldization and Social Change”, “Planned Change” and “Social Change and Culture (Social and Culture Change)”. Her research also includes topics of societies ecosystem and the development of an assessment method of the societal cost for best fishing practices which affect public policies. Dr. Kangsadan is also Head of the Community Forest Management Project and is engaged in community and social inequality, rural transformation, and farmers’ livelihood adaptation.