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Understanding civil society in Bhutan /

Understanding civil society in Bhutan /
DK Number:DKBTN-17
ISBN: 9993614319
Title: Understanding civil society in Bhutan /
Author: Lham Dorji and Tashi Choden.
Imprint: Thimphu, Bhutan : Centre for Bhutan Studies,
Physical Desc.: 110, 4, 109 p. ; 22 cm.
Year: c2005
Price: USD 15.10 (pbk.)
Volume Title: Civil society in Bhutan : manifesting the spirit within / Tashi Choden -- Understanding the concept of civil society in Bhutan / by Lham Dorji.
Subject Strings: Civil society--Bhutan.
  
  
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This study attempts at understanding the concept of civil society in Bhutan, taking into account various community-based activities, traditional and emergent self-help practices and institutions in the country.

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Chapter No.Chapter TitleChapter AuthorPage No.
IBRIEF DISCUSSION ON THE CONCEPT OF CIVIL SOCIETY7
IICONCEPT RELEVANCE TO BHUTAN12
IIICIVIL SOCIETY PRACTICES IN BHUTANESE SOCIETY17
SECTION I. VILLAGE AND COMMUNITY-BASED SELF-HELP PRACTICES AND INSTITUTIONS19
Traditional practices19
State and local government-supported community initiatives46
SECTION II. MORE RECENT AND FORMALIZED NON-GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES47
Religious associations60
Welfare associations60
Social/recretional organizations63
Interest-based (Including occupational) associations74
Advocacy groups81
Other, international non-governmental and voluntary organizations96
IVUNDERLYING FEATURES OF CIVIL SOCIETY IN BHUTAN98
Spiritual initiatives98
Inter-dependence and solidarity99
Sense of communal ownership and accountability99
Informal nature of community institutions99
High potential for compatibility with decentralization processes100
A continuity of the old and the emergence of change-associated needs101
VCONCLUDING REMARKS--GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT IN CIVIL SOCIETY IN BHUTAN102
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