Buddhism and Politics in Thailand

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About the Publication

This book studies the interaction of the Sangha (the community of monks) with politics and socio-political change in Thailand. Although the interaction of Buddhism and politics is recognized, it is seldom acknowledged and frequently denied. This paradox derives from two deeply rooted notions: first, that politics is "the dirtiest business" second, that only "pure" Buddhism and a "sound" Sangha can ensure the moral welfare of the nation, and their preservation in unadulterated form is critical for the survival of national unity.


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Buddhism and Politics in Thailand 15.00 USD
Preliminary pages Download
1. Religion, Politics and Social Change: An Introductory Statement 5.00 USD
2. Political Patronage and Control Over the Sangha 5.00 USD
3. Socio-Political Change and the Rise of Political Monks 5.00 USD
4. Monks, Peasants, Injustice, and Reforms 5.00 USD
5. Communist Danger and Holy War on the Communists 5.00 USD
6. The Political Monks in Thailand: The Prospect 5.00 USD
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