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Autumn 2020 Volume 6, Issue 2: Urban Bhutan - the Story
  • Editorial
  • Urban Development - the Concept
  • Bhutan’s Cities – What Consequences
  • Preserving Bhutan - the Last Chance?
Spring 2020 Volume 6, Issue 1 : Bhutan in the Age of Technology
  • Editorial
  • Reaching for Technology
  • Digitalising Services
  • The age of Technology
Autumn 2019 Volume 5, Issue 2 : Tourism in Bhutan
  • Editorial
  • Overview
  • Impact of Tourism
  • Tourism in Region
  • Views on Tourism
  • Stories
Spring 2019 Volume 5, Issue 1: Educating Bhutan
  • Editorial
  • Concept of Learning
  • Understanding Education
  • Bhutan's Education System
  • The Foreign Experience
  • From the Political parties
Winter 2018 Volume 4, Issue 2 : Tranforming Bhutan's Economy
  • Editorial
  • The Bhutanese Economy
  • The Economic Climate
  • Where are the resources
  • What are the priorities
  • Stories
Spring 2018 Volume 4, Issue 1: Democratisation of Bhutan
  • Editorial
  • Democracy in Bhutan
  • Democracy Decentralised
  • Politics of Democracy
  • Reflections on the Electoral System
  • Social Media and Democracy
  • From the Political Parties
Winter 2017 Volume 3, Issue 2 : Civil Society in Bhutan
  • Editorial
  • Civil Society
  • Civil Society – Early Days
  • Civil Society – Growth
  • Civil Society – Experiences Elsewhere
  • Civil Society – Sustainability
Summer 2017 Volume 3, Issue 1: Towards a Sustainable Bhutan
  • Towards a Sustainable Bhutan
  • Vision and Governance
  • Sustainability Concerns
  • Sustainability of Sectors
Winter 2016 Volume 2, Issue 2: Youth Matters
  • Wither Youth?
  • Youth in Bhutan: Dreams and Dilemmas
  • Youth in Other Societies
  • The Interview
Summer 2016 Volume 2, Issue 1 : Bhutan and Modernity: Responding to Change
  • Bhutan and Modernity: Responding to Change
  • Governance in Modern Bhutan
  • Cultural Trends in Modern Bhutan
  • Lifestyle Trends in Modern Bhutan
Winter 2015 Volume 1, Issue 2: The Bhutanese State and Its Instituition
  • The Bhutanese State and its Institutions
  • Culture and the Arts
  • Views from Abroad
  • The Interview
  • Review
Spring 2015 Volume 1, Issue 1: National Identity
  • National Identity
  • Culture and the Arts
  • Young Voices
  • From Abroad
  • The Interview
  • Review
National Identity

The launch of the Druk Journal is dedicated to the fourth Druk Gyalpo, His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck, as...

Conversation Videos: Urban Bhutan – the Story

The first Druk Journal conversation for the latest issue ‘Urban Bhutan – the Story’ saw three speakers who contributed...

Conversation Report: Urban Bhutan – the Story

The first Druk Journal conversation on the fall 2020 issue – Urban Bhutan – the Story was held on...

Conversation Videos: Bhutan in the Age of Technology

The second Druk Journal Conversation on Bhutan in the Age of Technology had three speakers who contributed to the...

Conversation Report: Bhutan in the Age of Technology

  The first-ever online Druk Journal Conversation was held on June 30 on the spring 2020 issue – Bhutan...

Conversation Report: Tourism in Bhutan

The Conversation on “Tourism in Bhutan” was held on October 28, 2019 – attended by government officials, parliamentarians, political...

Conversation Report: Educating Bhutan

The Druk Journal Conversation on the issue “Educating Bhutan” took place on July 29th with members of the Academic Board...

The Druk Journal, 𝐁𝐡𝐮𝐭𝐚𝐧 𝐀𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐂𝐎𝐕𝐈𝐃-𝟏𝟗 𝐂𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐬

We’re excited to announce the title of the latest issue of The Druk Journal, 𝐁𝐡𝐮𝐭𝐚𝐧 𝐀𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐂𝐎𝐕𝐈𝐃-𝟏𝟗 𝐂𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐬....

Spring Issue 2021 Coming Soon

Dear Readers, Followers and Subscribers, The upcoming issue of the Druk Journal is in the works and we hope...

Conversation Videos: Urban Bhutan – the Story

The first Druk Journal conversation for the latest issue ‘Urban Bhutan – the Story’ saw three speakers who contributed...

Future of Urban Development

Editorial piece by The Kuensel Newspaper following the Druk Journal Conversation on Urbanisation in Bhutan In a cold afternoon...

Urban Bhutan – the Story Published

Dear Readers, Followers, Subscribers, We are delighted to inform you that our new issue, “Urban bhutan – the Story”...

Conversation Videos: Bhutan in the Age of Technology

The second Druk Journal Conversation on Bhutan in the Age of Technology had three speakers who contributed to the...