Buddhism, Human Rights and Constitutional Reform in Thailand

  title={Buddhism, Human Rights and Constitutional Reform in Thailand},
  author={Andrew J Harding},
  journal={Asian Journal of Comparative Law},
  pages={1 - 25}
  • A. Harding
  • Published 24 January 2007
  • Political Science
  • Asian Journal of Comparative Law
Abstract The purpose of this article is to address the relationship between Buddhism, constitutional reform and human rights in Thailand. It poses the questions: To what extent is the Thai state Buddhist in character? How are we to describe the relationship between Buddhism and the state? Can and should human rights be supported or presented as being supported by Buddhism, or interpreted according to Buddhist ideas? The historical relationship between the state and the sangha is examined, in… 
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