Gross National Happiness and Environmental Status in Bhutan*

  title={Gross National Happiness and Environmental Status in Bhutan*},
  author={David N. Zurick},
  journal={Geographical Review},
  pages={657 - 681}
  • David N. Zurick
  • Published 1 October 2006
  • Political Science
  • Geographical Review
The Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan is in the midst of transformation as it moves from an isolated past to a modern nation‐state and participant in the global community. Its development path embraces the concept of “Gross National Happiness,” a philosophy and policy instrument that seeks to promote human development and manage environmental conservation within a sustainable strategy guided by Buddhist ethics. After examining Bhutan's approach to development and the governance and environmental… 


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