Buddhist Justice or Foucauldian Discipline? The King’s Sufficiency Economy in Thai Politics
The Sufficiency Economy Philosophy of the King of Thailand advocates economic security via the Buddhist Middle Path – rejecting profit, greed, and over-attachment. Is this culturally appropriate economic development or, as some argue, a way to tell the poor to not desire more and accept their place? Kate Gillogly will discuss the political, economic, and environmental possibilities of a Buddhist economic justice and how the philosophy is used by different actors in the complex setting of Thai politics today.
Speaker: Ph.D. Kathleen Gillogly