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書名 Development challenges in Bhutan : perspectives on inequality and gross national happiness / edited by Johannes Dragsbaek Schmidt
出版項 Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2017
國際標準書號 9783319479255 (electronic bk.)
9783319479248 (paper)
國際標準號碼 10.1007/978-3-319-47925-5 doi
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說明 1 online resource (xvii, 263 pages) : illustrations, digital ; 24 cm
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系列 Contemporary South Asian studies, 2509-4173
Contemporary South Asian studies
附註 Chapter 1: Development Challenges in Bhutan - Perspectives on Inequality and Gross National Happiness -- Part 1: Comparing Bhutan's Development Trajectories. - Chapter 2: Sociocultural and Political Change in Bhutan since the 1980s: Reflections from a Distance -- Chapter 3: Donor-assisted Ethno-Nationalism and Education Policy in Bhutan -- Part 2: GNH, Equality and Inclusion/Exclusion -- Chapter 4: Gross National Happiness and Inequality -- Chapter 5: Distress Migration and Individual Happiness in Bhutan -- Part 3: Culture, Legal issues and the Politics of Change -- Chapter 6: A Form of "Democratization Project" in Contemporary Bhutan: Being Apolitical and being Religious -- Chapter 7: Law, "Tradition" and Legitimacy: Contesting Driglam namzha -- Part 4: Governance and Integration -- Chapter 8: Between Hopeful Intentions and Disenchanting Constraints: Lessons Learned in Bhutan's Nationwide E-Governance Initiative -- Chapter 9: Disaster Governance, Inequality and Poverty Alleviation in Bhutan: Towards integrated and preventive policies -- Part 5: Health, Food and Disparities -- Chapter 10: Regional Disparities and Food Problems in Bhutan -- Chapter 11: Policy Synergies in Health-Promoting Education in Bhutan
This book provides essential insights into Bhutan's developmental challenges. It analyzes and scrutinizes the sovereign state's developmental approach, including the idea of Gross National Happiness (GNH), which has replaced Gross National Product (GNP) as a measurement of prosperity. The authors also explore and deconstruct ideational and cultural aspects of knowledge production and present a critical overall assessment of the political economy of education policy, health, ICT and migration in Bhutan. The book is divided into five parts all taking a critical approach towards inequality: Part one offers an assessment of Bhutan's developmental trajectories; part two deals with GNH, equality and inclusion versus exclusion; part three is devoted to culture, legal issues and the politics of change; and part four to governance and integration; section five addresses health, food and disparities. This book will appeal to all scholars of South Asian affairs and development studies, as well as to diplomats and professionals involved in development aid
Host Item Springer eBooks
主題 Sustainable development -- Bhutan
Quality of life -- Bhutan
Happiness -- Bhutan
Bhutan -- Economic conditions
Bhutan -- Economic policy
Political Science and International Relations
Development Studies
Political Economy
Development Economics
Social Justice, Equality and Human Rights
Asian Politics
Alt Author Schmidt, Johannes Dragsbaek, editor
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