Benjamin Schonthal's Buddhism, Politics and the Limits of Law: The Pyrrhic PDF

By Benjamin Schonthal

it's generally assumed well-designed and well-implemented structure can assist be certain spiritual concord in smooth states. but how right is that this assumption? Drawing on groundbreaking examine from Sri Lanka, this publication argues persuasively for an additional threat: by way of faith, counting on constitutional legislations will not be worthy, yet damaging; constitutional perform can provide method to pyrrhic constitutionalism. Written in a lucid and direct sort, and aimed toward either experts and non-specialists, Buddhism, Politics and the boundaries of legislation explains why constitutional legislations has deepened, instead of decreased, conflicts over faith in Sri Lanka. analyzing the jobs of Buddhist priests, civil society teams, political coalitions and extra, the publication offers the 1st prolonged research of the criminal law of faith in Sri Lanka in addition to the 1st book-length research of the intersections of Buddhism and modern constitutional law.

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