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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

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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

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

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Conversation Report: Bhutan After the COVID-19 Crisis

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Conversation Videos: Urban Bhutan – the Story

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

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...

Creative non-fiction writing workshop

October 14-17th, 2022 Award-winning journalist and best-selling author, Eric Weiner, is leading a workshop for Bhutanese writers interested in...

The Druk Journal, Bhutan After the COVID-19 Crisis

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Spring Issue 2021 Coming Soon

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

Future of Urban Development

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