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Buddhism and Politics in Thailand

Despite the often-repeated assertion that Buddhism and politics are, or at least must be, separate matters, Buddhism has been closely intertwined with politics one way or another since the Buddha’s time. In Thailand, Buddhism has been used since the end of the 19th century as a tool to legitimate state power. In the following decades, it has been progressively centralized under a national hierarchy, which is still existing today. This scheme was not altered after the change of the country’...


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  • Éditeur : Institut de recherche sur l’Asie du Sud-Est contemporaine
  • Collection : Carnets de l’Irasec | Carnet de l'Irasec 40
  • Lieu d’édition : Bangkok
  • Année d’édition : 2018
  • Publication sur OpenEdition Books : 18 février 2019
  • EAN (Édition imprimée) : 9786167571324
  • EAN électronique : 9782355960468
  • DOI : 10.4000/books.irasec.2951
  • Nombre de pages : 92 p.

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