Gross National Happiness and Development: An Essay

Mancall, Mark

In: Proceedings of the First International Conference on Operationalization of Gross National Happiness. Centre for Bhutan Studies, Thimphu 2004, pp. 1-50 . ISBN 99936-14-22-X

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Abstract

This paper concerns the operationalization of the concept of Gross National Happiness (GNH). It assumes that GNH is a uniquely Bhutanese approach to development. GNH may have applications beyond Bhutan, but that is central neither to its definition nor to its operationalization. The paper further assumes that GNH is a strategy for social and economic change in Bhutan and, therefore, must be operationalized in policy decisions and actions. To argue this, it places the concept of GNH in the context of Bhutanese history and of the general history of the concept of development.

Document type: Book Section
Version: Secondary publication
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2009 17:05
ISBN: 99936-14-22-X
Faculties / Institutes: Research Organisations / Academies > Centre for Bhutan Studies
DDC-classification: Social sciences
Controlled Keywords: Bhutan, Bruttonationalglück, Sozioökonomischer Wandel
Uncontrolled Keywords: Entwicklungsmodell, Bhutan , Gross National Happiness , Socio-economic Change , Developing Model
Subject (classification): Economics
Sociology
Countries/Regions: Bhutan