Religious Resurgence, Authoritarianism, and “Ritual Governance”: Baci Rituals, Village Meetings, and the Developmental State in Rural Laos

@article{Singh2014ReligiousRA,
  title={Religious Resurgence, Authoritarianism, and “Ritual Governance”: Baci Rituals, Village Meetings, and the Developmental State in Rural Laos},
  author={S. Singh},
  journal={The Journal of Asian Studies},
  year={2014},
  volume={73},
  pages={1059-1079}
}
  • S. Singh
  • Published 2014
  • History
  • The Journal of Asian Studies
  • Much productive scholarship across Asia has considered the links between religious resurgence and authoritarian governance. However, limitations persist in conceptualizations of state authority, which I examine in the literature on Southeast Asia. Noteworthy are the assumptions that central institutions are definitive of authoritarian states, and divides between study of the sacred and secular. I propose the notion of "ritual governance" to address these conceptual issues and illustrate this… CONTINUE READING
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