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A Buddhist Approach to International Relations

Radical Interdependence

Authors: Long, William J.

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  • Argues that a Buddhist approach to international relations could provide a genuine alternative
  • Explains Buddhist IR model, beginning with its philosophical foundations up through its ideas about politics, economics, and statecraft
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This book is an open access book. Many scholars have wondered if a non-Western theory of international politics founded on different premises, be it from Asia or from the “Global South,” could release international relations from the grip of a Western, “Westphalian” model. This book argues that a Buddhist approach to international relations could provide a genuine alternative. Because of its distinctive philosophical positions and its unique understanding of reality, human nature and political behavior, a Buddhist theory of IR offers a way out of this dilemma, a means for transcending the Westphalian predicament. The author explains this Buddhist IR model, beginning with its philosophical foundations up through its ideas about politics, economics and statecraft.

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William J. Long is Professor of Political Science at Georgia State University. 

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-18

    Long, Prof. William J.

  • Radical Interdependence: Buddhist Philosophical Foundations for Social Theory

    Pages 19-33

    Long, Prof. William J.

  • Buddha on Politics, Economics, and Statecraft

    Pages 35-50

    Long, Prof. William J.

  • The Aśokan Empire

    Pages 51-70

    Long, Prof. William J.

  • Modern Bhutan’s Buddhist Statecraft

    Pages 71-86

    Long, Prof. William J.

Buy this book

eBook  
  • ISBN 978-3-030-68042-8
  • This book is an open access book, you can download it for free on link.springer.com
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-68041-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions & severe weather in the US may cause delays
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Buddhist Approach to International Relations
Book Subtitle
Radical Interdependence
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-68042-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-68042-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-68041-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 107
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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