Democracy, Good Governance and Happiness: Some Views from the Kingdom of Bhutan

Democracy, Good Governance and Happiness: Some Views from the Kingdom of Bhutan by Renata Lok Dessallien Abstract Bhutan is making the transition to parliamentary democracy. But it is doing so in its own distinct way. Rather than simply adopting a Western model of liberal democracy, Bhutan has selected the elements of a democratic system that it … Read moreDemocracy, Good Governance and Happiness: Some Views from the Kingdom of Bhutan

25 Years a King

25 Years a King – His Majesty King Jigme Singye Wangchuck 1974-1999 On 2 June 1999, the Kingdom of Bhutan celebrated the 25th anniversary of the reign of His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck, King of Bhutan. During this momentous occasion the Bhutanese people commemorated the outstanding achievements of His Majesty’s reign and paid homage to … Read more25 Years a King

Voices of Bhutanese Youth: Through Their Dreams, Experiences, Struggles and Achievements

Voices of Bhutanese Youth: Through Their Dreams, Experiences, Struggles and Achievements by Lham Dorji The voices of the Bhutanese youths have not been ever recorded – this publication, therefore, contains individual stories and views of young people on wide-ranging issues pertaining to them. The Centre for Bhutan Studies conducted unstructured interviews of 209 young people across … Read moreVoices of Bhutanese Youth: Through Their Dreams, Experiences, Struggles and Achievements

Youth in Bhutan – Education, Employment, and Development

Youth in Bhutan – Education, Employment, Development by Lham Dorji and Sonam Kinga Author’s Note Youth development should entail the views of young people who can offer a perspective that is unique to them. What they express about their experiences, challenges, expectations and outcomes can bear so much on the policies and programs pertaining to them. … Read moreYouth in Bhutan – Education, Employment, and Development