The church, the monastery and the politician: Perils of entrepreneurial leadership in post-1970s Thailand

  title={The church, the monastery and the politician: Perils of entrepreneurial leadership in post-1970s Thailand},
  author={Edwin R. Zehner},
  journal={Culture and Religion},
  pages={185 - 203}
  • E. Zehner
  • Published 29 May 2013
  • Political Science
  • Culture and Religion
In recent decades, Thailand has seen the development of new styles of social and political organisation whose effects can be seen across religious and confessional lines. Among them are charismatically led large-scale organisations emulating the style of large-scale businesses. The article ‘triangulates’ this style via brief case studies of the Thai Rak Thai Party (now the Phuea Thai Party), the Wat Phra Dhammakaya Buddhist meditation movement and the Church of the Divine Call (pseudonym), who… 



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