Global concepts and local meaning: human rights and Buddhism in Cambodia

  title={Global concepts and local meaning: human rights and Buddhism in Cambodia},
  author={Judy L. Ledgerwood and K. Un},
  journal={Journal of Human Rights},
  pages={531 - 549}
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