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Spring 2023 Volume 9, Issue 1: Ensuring Mental Well-being in Bhutan
  • Preface
  • Addressing Mental Health in Bhutan
  • The Institution of “The PEMA” for Mental Health Care for Bhutan
  • Mental Health Situation in South-East Asia: Challenges and the Way Forward Pema Lethro and Andrea Bruni
Autumn 2022 Volume 8, Issue 2: Local Government – Critical to Democratic Governance
  • Preface
  • Democracy and Local Government in Bhutan
  • The Local Government Election: An Examination of the legality of Electoral Process
  • Who Should Bow to Whom? Power and Politics between the Dzongda and the Thrizin
Spring 2022 Volume 8, Issue 1: Democracy Today
  • Preface
  • Developing Democracy for the Short and Long Term
  • A Spirit of Democracy: Shifting Mindsets and Attitudes
  • Bhutan Civics Education:Insights and Perspectives of Stakeholders
  • Apolitical Nature of the Civil Service
Autumn 2021 Volume 7, Issue 2: Bhutanese Youth-Their Aspirations, Concerns, and Mandate
  • Preface
  • Bhutanese Youth: The Situation
  • Impact on Society
  • How Bhutan Responds
Spring 2021 Volume 7, Issue 1: Bhutan After the COVID-19 Crisis
  • Editorial
  • Governance Through Change
  • Re-planning Essential Sectors
  • The Early Years
  • The Later Years
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 Report: Ensuring Mental Well-being in Bhutan

The Druk Journal released its spring issue (Volume 9, Issue 1, 2023) on the theme, Ensuring Mental Well-being in...

Conversation Report: Local Government

Volume 8, Issue 2 of The Druk Journal titled Local Government was published in October 2022. The journal has...

Conversation Video: Democracy Today

The Druk Journal (TDJ) conversation for Volume 8, Issue 1, “Democracy Today”. Three speakers who contributed articles to this issue...

Conversation Report: Democracy Today

Volume  8, Issue 1 of The Druk Journal titled Democracy Today was published in May 2022. The Journal has...

Conversation Videos: Bhutanese Youth -Their Aspirations, Concerns, and Mandate

The 14th issue of The Druk Journal was released with 17 articles on the theme Bhutanese Youth – Their...

Conversation Report: Bhutanese Youth -Their Aspirations, Concerns, and Mandate

Volume 7, Issue II of The Druk Journal titled Bhutanese Youth-Their Aspirations, Concerns and Mandate was published in November...

The 17th Druk Journal issue on Ensuring Mental Well-being in Bhutan is out Now

The 17th Druk Journal issue on Ensuring Mental Well-being in Bhutan is out Now. Fourteen articles by local and...

Press Release – The Druk Journal Conversation on Local Government

PRESS RELEASE The Druk Journal Conversation on Local Government Venue: Hotel Osel Date: 6th December, 2022 Time: 9:30AM –...

16th Druk Journal issue on Local Government is out Now

The 16th Druk Journal issue on Local Government – Critical for Democratic Governance is out Now. Fifteen articles by...