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Tantric State - A Buddhist Approach to Democracy and Development in Bhutan (Hardcover): William J. Long Tantric State - A Buddhist Approach to Democracy and Development in Bhutan (Hardcover)
William J. Long
R1,279 Discovery Miles 12 790 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Today, the majority of sovereign states can be described as "democracies" because they possess elected political leadership and some measure of commitment to the protection and promotion of individual rights and equality under law. In the economic realm, most democracies are market-based and are integrated into wider regional and global markets. Virtually all are organized around Western liberal principles and values. For some, these philosophical commitments are indigenous and longstanding, and for others they were imported later, often through colonization. This book asks how democratic governance and economic development differ when founded on Eastern, Buddhist principles, rather than Western, liberal, and Enlightenment values and beliefs. The small, remote country of Bhutan is the only democratic, market-based state that is rooted constitutionally and culturally in Mahayana Buddhist principles and ethics. In this book, William J. Long provides an authentic basis for theoretical and empirical comparison between two distinct models of democracy and development that differ on important, first-order principles. Bhutanese Buddhist and Western liberal concepts of the individual "self," "human nature" and "the pursuit of happiness"-the building blocks of democratic and market-based economic theory-differ profoundly. Because the two approaches-liberal and Buddhist-are based on distinctive philosophical traditions, this comparison elucidates new questions, frames of inquiry, and alternative understandings of democracy and development. The book describes how democratic political institutions and markets emerged and how they function in Bhutan, demonstrating how, in real-world terms, Bhutan organizes and operates a political and economic system consistent with its Buddhist worldview. It considers the nature of Bhutan's unique political institutions and its economic touchstone, the pursuit of "Gross National Happiness (GNH)," rather than Gross National Product, as its ordering principle for policy. Ultimately, Tantric State reflects on whether Bhutan's unique model can withstand the forces of globalization and what insights Bhutan might have to share with the rest of us about dilemmas facing Western democracies and the need to pursue development in a more holistic and sustainable way.

Pandemics and Peace - Public Health Cooperation in Zones of Conflict (Paperback, New): William J. Long Pandemics and Peace - Public Health Cooperation in Zones of Conflict (Paperback, New)
William J. Long
R334 Discovery Miles 3 340 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Pandemics and Peace examines disease surveillance networks of the Mekong Basin, Middle East, and East Africa to answer two interrelated questions. First, Why is inter-state cooperation in an area of national vulnerability occurring among countries with a history of conflict?A" Second, because key participants in each of these transnational networks include both public and private actors, How do these public-private networks deliver transnational public goods (health) and what factors facilitate or impede effective and legitimate transnational governance?A" Drawing on international relations theory, Long presents an integrated explanation that demonstrates the processes by which interests, institutions, and ideas can align to allow for interstate cooperation even in unfavorable environments, rather than advocating a theory of international cooperation alone. As for transnational governance, he generates working propositions on what make these new forms of public-private governance effective and legitimate for further scholarly investigation; and creates analytical frameworks for practitioners grappling with transnational problems generally. Turning to U.S. global health diplomacy in infectious disease control, Long contends that this arena presents an unparalleled opportunity for American leadership in global public health that could deepen bilateral ties, foster regional cooperation and stability, and burnish America's image globally. Emphasizing that strengthening foreign capacity in infectious disease control is vital for U.S. security and economic interests, he concludes with detailed policy recommendations and suggestions for further research.

English Literature (Illustrated) (Paperback): E William J Long English Literature (Illustrated) (Paperback)
E William J Long
R438 Discovery Miles 4 380 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
English Literature - Its History And Its Significance For The Life Of The Englishspeaking World (Paperback): William J. Long English Literature - Its History And Its Significance For The Life Of The Englishspeaking World (Paperback)
William J. Long
R701 R616 Discovery Miles 6 160 Save R85 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
English Literature - New special edition (Paperback): William J. Long English Literature - New special edition (Paperback)
William J. Long
R951 R898 Discovery Miles 8 980 Save R53 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Wilderness Ways - Wood Folk Series Book Two (Paperback): Daybreak Classics, William J. Long Wilderness Ways - Wood Folk Series Book Two (Paperback)
Daybreak Classics, William J. Long
R167 Discovery Miles 1 670 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Recognizing and Understanding Authoritarian Propaganda (Paperback): William J. Long Recognizing and Understanding Authoritarian Propaganda (Paperback)
William J. Long
R475 Discovery Miles 4 750 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Secrets of the Woods - Wood Folk Series Book Three (Paperback): Daybreak Classics Secrets of the Woods - Wood Folk Series Book Three (Paperback)
Daybreak Classics; William J. Long
R211 Discovery Miles 2 110 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Ways of Wood Folk - Wood Folk Series Book One (Paperback): Daybreak Classics Ways of Wood Folk - Wood Folk Series Book One (Paperback)
Daybreak Classics; William J. Long
R235 Discovery Miles 2 350 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
English Literature (Paperback): William J. Long English Literature (Paperback)
William J. Long
R394 Discovery Miles 3 940 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
English Literature (Paperback): William J. Long English Literature (Paperback)
William J. Long
R394 Discovery Miles 3 940 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
English Literature (Paperback): William J. Long English Literature (Paperback)
William J. Long
R394 Discovery Miles 3 940 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
English Literature (Paperback): William J. Long English Literature (Paperback)
William J. Long
R367 Discovery Miles 3 670 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Wilderness Ways (Paperback): William J. Long Wilderness Ways (Paperback)
William J. Long
R166 Discovery Miles 1 660 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
English Literature (Paperback): William J. Long English Literature (Paperback)
William J. Long
R355 Discovery Miles 3 550 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
English Literature (Paperback): William J. Long English Literature (Paperback)
William J. Long
R355 Discovery Miles 3 550 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
English Literature - Its History and Its Significance for the Life of the English-Speaking World (Paperback): William J. Long English Literature - Its History and Its Significance for the Life of the English-Speaking World (Paperback)
William J. Long
R751 Discovery Miles 7 510 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
English Literature (Illustrated) - A Text-Book for Schools (Paperback): William J. Long English Literature (Illustrated) - A Text-Book for Schools (Paperback)
William J. Long
R470 Discovery Miles 4 700 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Wayeeses the White Wolf (Hardcover): William J. Long Wayeeses the White Wolf (Hardcover)
William J. Long
R732 Discovery Miles 7 320 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
English Literature (Paperback): William J. Long English Literature (Paperback)
William J. Long
R521 Discovery Miles 5 210 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Wilderness Ways (Paperback): William J. Long Wilderness Ways (Paperback)
William J. Long
R166 Discovery Miles 1 660 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
English Literature - Its History and Its Significance for the Life of the English-Speaking World (Hardcover): William J. Long English Literature - Its History and Its Significance for the Life of the English-Speaking World (Hardcover)
William J. Long
R1,004 Discovery Miles 10 040 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
English Literature - Its History and Its Significance for the Life of the English-Speaking World (Hardcover): William J. Long English Literature - Its History and Its Significance for the Life of the English-Speaking World (Hardcover)
William J. Long
R968 Discovery Miles 9 680 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Secret of the Woods (Paperback): William J. Long Secret of the Woods (Paperback)
William J. Long
R142 Discovery Miles 1 420 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
English Literature Its History and Significance for the life of the English-Speaking World A text-Book for Schools (Paperback):... English Literature Its History and Significance for the life of the English-Speaking World A text-Book for Schools (Paperback)
William J. Long
R407 Discovery Miles 4 070 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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