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Michael Sullivan
In Thailand, Cracking Down on Buddhist Monks November 13, 2014
Thailand is in crisis. This summer, the military took control of the country in a dramatic coup. The king is nearing 90, and the economy is in the doldrums. And the Buddhist monkhood-- traditionally a stabilizing force in Thai society -- has been shaken by corruption and sex scandals. Now, Thailand's new military leader is pledging to root out corruption--starting in the monasteries, with Thailand's so-called 'misbehaving monks.' This is part 7 in our God and Government series.

Duncan McCargo, professor of political science at University of Leeds in England 
Justin McDaniel, professor of religious studies at the University of Pennsylvania

Our story was produced by Michael Sullivan, with help from Jocelyn Frank, Jonathan Miller and Laura Kwerel. All photos by Michael Sullivan.