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This book series will seek to publish the best new research in Comparative Political Theory, as a means to reinvigorate political theory in the context of globalization and cultural diversity. We understand this area of research in a broad sense, as work that goes beyond traditional Western canonical approaches to major political questions or problems. We are especially interested in work that is comparative (deals with two or more distinctive cultural traditions in political thought) and which comes from the discipline of Political Theory in Political Science. However, other approaches and disciplines such as History, Philosophy, Anthropology, Law, Sociology, Public Policy, and Comparative Literature are welcome if they deal with political ideas, values, and ethics in an inter-cultural manner. Interdisciplinary perspectives on cardinal political issues will also be of interest.

Non-Western, South-South, Western/Non-Western, cosmopolitan, and inter-cultural dialogues in political theory, thought, and philosophy, as well as the history of ideas, are welcome. Latin American, Islamic, East Asian, African, Oceania, South Asian, and East European regional traditions, among others, are of interest. We will also consider work in political theory that is located in the context of developed Western states if they deal with major inter-cultural issues related to ethnic groups or new immigrant communities in a way that engages substantively with the political thought traditions of these groups.

Manuscripts located on the border between Political Theory and Comparative Politics are also in the purview of this series. Work on problems that have not been addressed properly when using solely the Western canon or Western approaches is especially attractive. Ethnographic work that employs political theory, especially that of non-Western traditions, will also be reviewed.
Topics ought to be of broad interest to a wide audience, not just to area specialists. We seek to address major political problems of wide significance and global appeal, even if they originate in particular locales or contexts. Some focal themes are democracy, authoritarianism, religion, race/ethnicity, constitutionalism, rights, gender, migration, identity, environmentalism, and inequality.

Series editor: Diego von Vacano, Texas A&M University

Consulting Editors: Andrew March, Harvard University, and Loubna El Amine, Northwestern University

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Tantric State

A Buddhist Approach to Democracy and Development in Bhutan


William J. Long

15 January 2019
Studies in Comparative Political Theory

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