Rethinking Development

The papers in this publication were presented at the Second International Conference on Gross National Happiness, which was held from 20 to 24 June 2005 at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada. The conference was attended by scholars from various parts of the world. The conference emphasized the exploration of practices and the sharing of actual experiences. It built on the first GNH Conference held in 2004 in Thimphu, Bhutan and carried the subject further by focusing on what may be thought of as “reports from the field” as indicators not necessarily of the state of achievement of Gross National Happiness but of the variety of experiences and experiments “out there” that can orient us in one or another direction as we seek ways to operationalize the concept.

Gross National Happiness and Development

The papers in this publication were presented at the first International Conference on Operationalization of Gross National Happiness, which was held from 18 to 20 February 2004 in Thimphu. The conference was attended by scholars from various parts of the world. They presented papers on a wide range of themes such as culture, religion, economy, environment, development issues and international relations. The Centre for Bhutan Studies would like to thank the authors for their contributions.

Journal of Bhutan Studies Volume 20, Summer 2009

Introduction In this special edition of Journal of Bhutan Studies, we are publishing some selected papers presented at the first national story telling conference held from 21 to 23 June 2009 at the Centre for Bhutan Studies, Thimphu. Originally planned to be a small gathering of foreign and Bhutanese folklorists and storytellers, the scope of … Read moreJournal of Bhutan Studies Volume 20, Summer 2009