Islam and Constitutional Law: Insights for the Emerging Field of Buddhist Constitutional Law

Title

Islam and Constitutional Law: Insights for the Emerging Field of Buddhist Constitutional Law

Book Author(s)

Tom Ginsburg, Benjamin Schonthal

Editor(s)

Tom Ginsburg, Benjamin Schonthal

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This chapter connects the study of Islam and constitutional law with the nascent material on Buddhism. First, it notes the surprisingly long delay in commencing a study of the relationship between Islam and constitutional law, and upon the political and academic developments that eventually inspired the academy to focus its energies productively onto studies in this area. Second, it discusses some of the central findings produced by scholars of this field over the past twenty-five years, focusing on the Sunni world. Third, this chapter will very cautiously draw upon the contributions in this volume to highlight some ways in which patterns found in the Sunni Muslim world seem to be absent in a number of Buddhist countries. The overlaps and contrasts between these two religious traditions and their approaches to constitutional law provide many opportunities for deeper engagement.

Title of Book

Buddhism and Comparative Constitutional Law

ISBN

9781009286046

Publication Date

2022

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

Keywords

Constitutional law, Islam, Buddhism

Disciplines

Comparative and Foreign Law | Constitutional Law | Law and Society | Religion Law

Islam and Constitutional Law: Insights for the Emerging Field of Buddhist Constitutional Law


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