Do Information and Communication Technologies Further or Hinder Gross National Happiness?

Whalley, Jason ; Kezang

In: Gross National Happiness: Practice and Measurement: Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Gross National Happiness. Thimphu, Centre for Bhutan Studies 2008, pp. 368-390 . ISBN 978-99936-14-52-4

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This essay focuses on the relationship between information and communication technologies and Gross National Happiness, the philosophy that has guided development within Bhutan. Whilst a series of challenges are identified, the focus is on that between availability and affordability of the technologies and the need to ensure that access is equitable. It is argued that the gap between the 'haves' and 'have nots' can be reduced but entirely overcome.

Document type: Book Section
Version: Secondary publication
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2013 12:37
ISBN: 978-99936-14-52-4
Faculties / Institutes: Miscellaneous > Individual person
DDC-classification: Commerce, communications, transport
Controlled Keywords: Bhutan, Bruttonationalglück, Informationstechnik, Neue Medien
Uncontrolled Keywords: Informations- und Kommunikationstechnologie, Bhutan , Gross National Happiness , Information and Communication Technology , New Media
Subject (classification): Sociology
Countries/Regions: Bhutan