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Tantric state : a Buddhist approach to democracy and development in Bhutan

Author: William J Long
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019]
Series: Studies in comparative political theory (New York, N.Y.)
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"Today, the majority of sovereign states can be described as 'democracies' in that they possess elected political leadership and some measure of commitment to the protection and promotion of individual rights and equality under law. Likewise, the economies of most democracies revolve around free trade, integrated into wider regional and global markets. Virtually all are organized around Western liberal principles  Read more...
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Long, William J., 1956- author.
Tantric state
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019]
(DLC) 2018047813
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William J Long
ISBN: 9780190843397 019084339X
OCLC Number: 1043424104
Description: x, 232 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: A Buddhist philosophical foundation for social theory --
A Buddhist approach to politics and economics --
Bhutan's nascent democracy --
Gross national happiness : a Buddhist model of development --
Current challenges : globalization and national identity, inter-generational transfer of values and protection of minority rights --
The dragon's roar : the wider relevance of Bhutan's Buddhist approach to democracy and development.
Series Title: Studies in comparative political theory (New York, N.Y.)
Responsibility: William J. Long.

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Bhutan is the only mixed-market, democratic nation in the world founded on Buddhist principles and values, rather than Western-liberal ones. This book explains Bhutan's unique model of democracy and  Read more...

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