The Resource Tantric state : a Buddhist approach to democracy and development in Bhutan, William J. Long

Tantric state : a Buddhist approach to democracy and development in Bhutan, William J. Long

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Tantric state : a Buddhist approach to democracy and development in Bhutan
Title
Tantric state
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a Buddhist approach to democracy and development in Bhutan
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William J. Long
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Language
eng
Summary
"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 and values. For some, these philosophical commitments are indigenous and longstanding, and for others they were imported later, often through colonization. This book asks how democratic governance and economic development differ when founded on Eastern, Buddhist principles, rather than Western, liberal, and Enlightenment values and beliefs. The small, remote country of Bhutan is the only democratic, market-based state that is rooted constitutionally and culturally in Mahayana Buddhist principles and ethics. In this book, it provides an alternate vision for what democratic states built on Eastern philosophy might look like. William Long argues that the differences in democratic and development systems between Western and Eastern approaches are profound and important. Bhutan's approach to democracy and development is based on the idea of 'Gross National Happiness' and offers a unique approach to the challenges of political polarization, economic inequality, and declining public trust in political institutions"--
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1956-
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Long, William J.
Dewey number
294.3/372095498
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BQ4570.S7
LC item number
L66 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in comparative political theory
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  • Buddhism and politics
  • Bhutan
  • Democracy
  • Religion and politics
  • Buddhism and politics
  • Democracy
  • Politics and government
  • Religion and politics
  • Bhutan
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Tantric state : a Buddhist approach to democracy and development in Bhutan, William J. Long
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-220) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
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
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 232 pages
Isbn
9780190843397
Lccn
2018020120
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
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  • (OCoLC)1043424104
  • (YBP)ybp15578947
Label
Tantric state : a Buddhist approach to democracy and development in Bhutan, William J. Long
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-220) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 232 pages
Isbn
9780190843397
Lccn
2018020120
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1043424104
  • (YBP)ybp15578947

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