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dc.contributor.authorLarsson, Tomasen
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-16T12:57:49Z
dc.date.available2015-12-16T12:57:49Z
dc.date.issued2016-01-22en
dc.identifier.issn2052-9015
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/252994
dc.description.abstractThis essay explores the extent to which Thailand’s secular legal system reinforces the imagined divide, common in Thai Buddhist conceptions of society, between a “worldly” sphere and the “religious” sphere of the $\textit{sangha}$ (order of monks). It asks: How far does secular Thai law exclude clergy from the “unmonkly” domains of politics and commerce? It shows that there is a striking discrepancy between the systematic way in which secular Thai law has kept monks from formally participating in “politics” and the rather more permissive way in which it has facilitated participation by the monkhood in the sphere of “commerce.” The essay concludes with some reflections on this finding and the questions it raises.
dc.languageEnglishen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherCambridge University Press
dc.subjectBuddhism and lawen
dc.subjectmonkhooden
dc.subjectpolitical participationen
dc.subjectreligious economyen
dc.subjectThailanden
dc.titleKeeping Monks in Their Place?en
dc.typeArticle
dc.description.versionThis is the author accepted manuscript. The final version is available from Cambridge University Press via http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/als.2015.22en
prism.endingPage28
prism.publicationDate2016en
prism.publicationNameAsian Journal of Law and Societyen
prism.startingPage17
prism.volume3en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1017/als.2015.22en
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2016-01-22en
dc.contributor.orcidLarsson, Tomas [0000-0003-0877-7909]
dc.identifier.eissn2052-9023
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen


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