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How to reform a traditional Buddhist monarchy

Thierry Mathou

How to reform a traditional Buddhist monarchy

the political achivements of His Majestry Jigme Singye Wangchuck, the fourth King of Bhutan (1972-2006)

by Thierry Mathou

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Published by The Centre for Bhutan Studies in Thimphu .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Jigme Singye Wangchuck, -- King of Bhutan, -- 1955-,
  • Bhutan -- Politics and government -- 20th century

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 45-46).

    StatementThierry Mathou.
    ContributionsCentre for Bhutan Studies.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDS492.7 .M37 2008
    The Physical Object
    Pagination47 p. ;
    Number of Pages47
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23937140M
    ISBN 109993614459
    LC Control Number2009311747
    OCLC/WorldCa403876046

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Bhutan is one of the least developed countries in the world. Yet it has become not only a living conservatory of the Buddhist culture, but also a laboratory for political reform in a traditional society.

This is unique in the world and most significant in the Himalayan region where local polities, when confronted to major challenges as experienced in Sikkim in the s and as currently seen Cited by: 4.

Thierry Mathou, "Monarchie et religion dans la tradition bhoutanaise" [Monarchy and religion in the Bhutanese tradition], in Bhoutan: politique étrangère et identité culturelle [Bhutan: Foreign politics and cultural identity], vol.

1 (these de doctorat, Institut d'Etudes Politiques, Paris, ), pp. Buddhist kingship refers to the beliefs and practices with regard to kings and queens in traditional Buddhist societies, as informed by Buddhist teachings. This is expressed and developed in Pāli and Sanskrit literature, early, later, as well as vernacular, and evidenced in epigraphic findings.

Forms of kingship that could be described as Buddhist kingship existed at least from the time of. How to Reform a Traditional Buddhist Monarchy: The Political Achievements of His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck, the Fourth King of Bhutan () Article January with 46 ReadsAuthor: Thierry Mathou.

Bhutan: Political Reform in a Buddhist Monarchy The content of the reform The Bhutanese monarchy has always been very flexible in its attitude towards political structures.

Pragmatism and a predilection for gradualism seem to be the main characteristics of its approach. In this respect, the current .Cited by: 4.

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