Leading by Example: Constitutional Bodies and Their Role in Governance

    Winter Edition , Dasho Neten Zangmo, the former Chairperson of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) of the Kingdom of Bhutan and now the Executive Director of Samdrup Jongkhar Initiative and Lho Mon Education, spoke with her colleague Dr. Tashi Colman on the role of constitutional bodies in Bhutanese governance. In sharing her views,...

    The Financial Sector Needs to Be a Step Ahead of Economic Actors and Government

    Winter Edition , Dasho Penjore, the recently appointed Governor of the Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan (the country’s Central Bank), spoke with journalist Gyalsten K. Dorji on the role of the financial sector in Bhutan and whether it is fulfilling its role.This interview, however, took place in November 2015 when Dasho was...

    Law and Justice in Bhutan
: A Review of the Book The Constitution of Bhutan: Principles and Philosophies

    Winter Edition , It is now seven years since Bhutan adopted a written Constitution as part of a series of far-reaching reforms commenced in 2001 by the Fourth King, Jigme Singye Wangchuck. His Majesty aimed to, among other things, provide Bhutan with ‘a democratic system of government best suited for the future...

    Leadership of the Wise: Kings of Bhutan: A Review

    Winter Edition , This small volume antedates, but complements, the
 massive and magisterial The 
History of Bhutan by Karma
 Phuntsho. Karma Phuntsho 
drew upon it for his own
work (it is cited in his bibliography), but Karma Ura’s
 discussion of royal leader-ship stands on its own, and
any reader will benefit great
ly from its...

    Biography Series on Jigme Namgyal and Druk Gyalpos: A Review

    Winter Edition , The publication of the biographies of Gongsa Jigme Namgyal and the four kings of Bhutan by the Centre for Bhutan Studies and GNH Research between 2008 and 2011 is a monumental undertaking. In all–1,478 pages spread over five volumes–the biography series is the biggest work of documentation on the...

    The Nation, the State, the Nation-State: How do we talk about what we are?

    Spring Edition , Let us be very frank. “Identity” does not really exist, at least not as an external object, out there somewhere in material reality. This may seem like a harsh statement to some, but think about it! If I look around me, beginning, let us say, with the clothes I...

    Who is a Bhutanese?

    Spring Edition , I recall that it was in New York in 1980, when I was Bhutan’s permanent representative and ambassador to the United Nations that Dale Djerassi1 interviewed me for the 1982 PBS documentary, Bhutan- A Strange Survival. One of the questions put forward was: Who is a Bhutanese? Situation around...

    What makes you not a Bhutanese?

    Spring Edition , What does it mean to be Bhutanese, or not? Is there more to it than just being born in Bhutan of Bhutanese parents? I have a friend who was not born in Bhutan and whose parents are not Bhutanese, but who speaks Sharchokpa fluently, who is totally loyal to...

    What is the “Bhutanese-ness” of the Bhutanese people?

    Spring Edition , World leaders, anthropologists, philosophers, stateless people around the world have pondered over the question of national identity, trying to define and re-define it at different times, under different circumstances, in different perspectives. Many believe that it is not really definable. But the discourse goes on. This paper grapples with...

    What would a 21st century Bhutanese identity be?

    Spring Edition , Our inheritance Bhutan’s journey from the 20th into the 21st century is one that the Bhutanese take great pride in. Our Fourth Druk Gyalpo regarded as a wise, skillful and compassionate leader worked tirelessly to build on the foundations laid by His predecessors, leading the country to where it...

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