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Separating Religion and Politics?: Buddhism and the Bhutanese Constitution

Sunil Khilnani, Vikram Raghavan, and Arun K. Thiruvengadam

in Comparative Constitutionalism in South Asia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198081760
eISBN:
9780199082360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198081760.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter investigates Bhutan's constitutional history up to the 2008 Constitution. It specifically reflects on the relationship between Buddhism, the new Constitution, and the avowed secular ... More


Coming Closer to the King

Michael Hutt

in Unbecoming Citizens: Culture, Nationhood, and the Flight of Refugees from Bhutan

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195670608
eISBN:
9780199081806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195670608.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter discusses the radical reforms undertaken by the Bhutanese state after the coronation of the third Wangchuck king in 1952, and their impact upon the Lhotshampas. The reforms of the 1950s ... More


Unbecoming Citizens: Culture, Nationhood, and the Flight of Refugees from Bhutan

Michael Hutt

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195670608
eISBN:
9780199081806
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195670608.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This book recounts the plight of some hundred thousand refugees of Nepali ethnic origin (also known as the Lhotshampa or ‘Southern Borderlander’) who claim to have been wrongfully evicted from ... More


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