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The Resource Buddhism, politics and the limits of law : the pyrrhic constitutionalism of Sri Lanka, Benjamin Schonthal, University of Otago

Buddhism, politics and the limits of law : the pyrrhic constitutionalism of Sri Lanka, Benjamin Schonthal, University of Otago

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Buddhism, politics and the limits of law : the pyrrhic constitutionalism of Sri Lanka
Title
Buddhism, politics and the limits of law
Title remainder
the pyrrhic constitutionalism of Sri Lanka
Statement of responsibility
Benjamin Schonthal, University of Otago
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Language
eng
Summary
It is widely assumed that a well-designed and well-implemented constitution can help ensure religious harmony in modern states. Yet how correct is this assumption? Drawing on groundbreaking research from Sri Lanka, this book argues persuasively for another possibility: when it comes to religion, relying on constitutional law may not be helpful, but harmful; constitutional practice may give way to pyrrhic constitutionalism. Written in a lucid and direct style, and aimed at both specialists and non-specialists, Buddhism, Politics and the Limits of Law explains why constitutional law has deepened, rather than diminished, conflicts over religion in Sri Lanka. Examining the roles of Buddhist monks, civil society groups, political coalitions and more, the book provides the first extended study of the legal regulation of religion in Sri Lanka as well as the first book-length analysis of the intersections of Buddhism and contemporary constitutional law
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UkCbUP
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1976-
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Schonthal, Benjamin
Index
index present
LC call number
KPS2162
LC item number
.S36 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Comparative constitutional law and policy
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  • Constitutional law
  • Buddhism and law
  • Ecclesiastical law
  • Religious law and legislation
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Buddhism, politics and the limits of law : the pyrrhic constitutionalism of Sri Lanka, Benjamin Schonthal, University of Otago
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 304 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781316585429
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Buddhism, politics and the limits of law : the pyrrhic constitutionalism of Sri Lanka, Benjamin Schonthal, University of Otago
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 25 Nov 2016)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 304 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781316585429
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote

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