The 3rd International Conference on Gross National Happiness Conference 2007, Nongkhai & Bangkok, Thailand

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"I feel that there must be some convergence among nations on the idea of what the primary objective of development and progress should be - something Gross National Happiness seeks to bring about".

                    H.M. Jigme Khesar Wangchuck



Academic Papers

Introduction and overview of the whole academic session activities can be found in the academic session reader. Thereader containsabstracts, timetables and session topics andis available for download here(1 MB PDF)

Academic papersbelowhave been selected for presentation on the 26th of November at Chulalongkorn University during theGNH Academic Session by GNH Academic Commitee.

Summary presentation of the whole academic session by the GNH Academic Coordinator Dr Michita Champathes Rodsutti is available for download here.

Papers are alphabetically ordered by author's surname. Available presentation slides will be added gradually...

Anderson,Marti
Subtle Energy Activism Network, Bangkok, Thailand

'Subtle Energies in the Classroom: Phenomenological Research on the role of Energy in Education'

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Bandyopadhyay, Saugata
Assets Reconstruction Company (India) Limited , India

Microfinance in improvement of living standard and GNH

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Bauwens, Michel
P2P Foundation

P2P and Human Happiness

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Brown, Peter (et al)
Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing Research, Griffith University, Australia

Happiness Under Pressure: How Dual-Earner Parents Experience Time in Australia,

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Daskon,Chandima D.
PhD Candidate, Department of Geography, University of Otago, NewZealand

Gross National Happiness: A New Paradigm? Culture: a new attribute to studying rural livelihoods

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Dorji, Bachu Phub
Chief Policy and Planning Officer, PPD, of the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC)

Anne-Marie Schreven
Organisational Development Expert, SNV, Netherlands

Gross National Happiness and Good Governance: Civil Service Reform towards achieving Gross National Happiness

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Dorji,Gem
Central Monastic Body, Bhutan

Happiness and Spirituality

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Dorji, Dasho Kinley
Kuensel Corporation, Bhutan

Pretty Woman

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Evans,Steven
International Center for Ethnographic Studies, USA


Orality, Story and Cultural Transformation: The Critical Role of Storytelling in Affecting Worldviews and Values

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Joshua Kearns,
Aqueous Solutions, Oakland, California, USA and Chiang Mai province, Thailand,

Flanagan, Judith
University of New South Wales, Australia

Self-reliance in water treatment: Providing safe drinking water to communities using charcoal filtration to remove pesticides

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Galay, Karma
Chief Research Officer, Centre for Bhutan Studies, Bhutan

Patterns of Time Use and Happiness in Bhutan: Is There a Relationship Between the Two?

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Hassarungsee, Ranee
The Social Agenda Working Group, Thailand

No Human Security for the People in the Southern Border Provinces: Fieldwork Facts

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Hirayama, Shuichi
Researcher, Human Science Research Institute, Daito Bunka University, Japan

Study for Living Standard Improvement on GNH Philosophy

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Hongladarom,Soraj
Department of Philosophy and Center for Ethics of Science and Technology Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Web 2.0: Toward Happiness and Empowerment Through Interactive Technology

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Horayangura, Nissara
Independent Researcher, Thailand

Interpreting Right Livelihood: Understanding and Practice in Contemporary Thailand

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Indaratna, Kaemthong
Faculty of Economics, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Sufficiency Economy: A Happiness Development Approach

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Jotwani, Nandlal (not present)
Global Harmony, India

Education as an Effective Tool to Enhance Happiness

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Kaufman, Alex
PHD Candidate, Faculty of Environment and Resource Study, Mahidol University, Thailand

Creating Vibrant Communities through Ecologically Sound Food Production

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Khudori, Darwis
GRIC (Group of Research on Identity and Culture), University of Le Havre, France

Spirituality-based Social Movements Facing Globalization in Asia and Europe: State of Knowledge and Prospect

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Kiessel, Amanda
Sewalanka Foundation, Sri Lanka

Beyond the Linear Logic of Project Aid Alternative Understandings of Participation and Community Vitality

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Piromsarn, Yougyud Wong

Mongkol,Apichai (et al)
Department of Mental Health,Thailand,

The Development of Thai Mental Health Indicator (TMHI): From Past to Present

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Nitnitiphrut, Kanokporn
Thammasat University, Thailand

The Concept of Happiness: The Bridge between Western and Eastern Thought, and Empirical Evidence of Bangkokian's Happiness Determinants

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Nowakowski, Linda A. E.
Ubon Ratchathani University, Thailand

Increasing the Reliability of Wellness Metrics in Unique Groups

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Okuma-Nystrom M. Kiwako
Institute of International Education, Department of Education, Stockholm, University, Sweden

Education, Social Sustainability and Gross National Happiness: Towards and a Paradigm Shift

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Packard, Aaron and Seth Hickling
The Idealist Collaboration, Wellington, New Zealand

Cultivating the Future: Integrating Idealism and Rationality

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Pankaj, Prabhat K
IILM Graduate School of Business, New Delhi, India

Conglomerative Radar of Happiness in Bhutan

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Pek-Dorji Siok Sian
Kuensel Corporation, Bhutan

Opening the Gates in Bhutan Media Gatekeepers and the Agenda of Change

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Pennock, Michael
Population Health Epidemiologist, Vancouver Island Health Authority, Victoria, BC. Canada
Dasho Karma Ura,
Director, Centre of Bhutan Studies,Thimphu, Bhutan

The Gross National Happiness Abridged Survey

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Piromsarn, Yougyud Wong (et al)
Mental Health Department, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand,

Psychological Happiness Assessment with Mental Quality and Capacity Instrument (MQCI)

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Rochman, Achwan
Center for Research on Inter-group Relations and Conflict Resolution (CERIC), University of Indonesia

Microfinance Institution, Social Capital and Peace Building: Evidence from Wet Kalimantan, Indonesia

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Salvaris, Mike
School of Global Studies, Social Science and Planning, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

Democracy, happiness and progress measurement

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Selvaraj M.

and

Lalitha Ramachandran
Department of Commerce and Administration, Sherubtse College, Kanglung, Bhutan

GNH, Health and Economic Status of Bhutan

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Naveed Aamir and Shahbaz, Muhammad
Social Policy and Development Centre in Karachi, Pakistan

Macroeconomic Determinants of Poors Happiness:A Case Study of Pakistan

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Shekhawat, Prahlad Singh
Director, Alternative Development Centre, Jaipur, India

Rethinking Development and Well-Being

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Sukkumnoed,Decharut
Faculty of Economics, Kasetsart Universit, Thailand
Wipawa Chuenchit
Healthy Public Policy Foundation

A Tale of Two Samut Cities: Different Paths to Development and Peoples Well-being in Samut Sakorn and Samut Songkram Provinces

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Suwanbubbha, Parichart
Mahidol Research Center for Peace Building and Center for Contemplative Education, Mahidol University

Happy and Peaceful Life through Dialogue at the Youth Detention Center

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Timsit, Jean
French-American Charitable Trust

Sweeton, Jennifer
Stanford University

An introduction to Project +:a multidisciplinary research project on happiness and how it can impact the world

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Tossa, Wajuppa
Western Languages and Linguistics Department, Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty, Mahasarakham University, Thailand

Storytelling, a means to revitalize a disappearing language and culture in Northeast Thailand (Isan)

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Trkulja, Sinisa
Faculty of Geography, University of Belgrade, Serbia


Happiness as indicator and planning objective for the Spatial Development policy

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Zilberg, Jonathan
Indonesia

Moving from GDP towards GNH: Beyond The World Banks Quality of Growth Model for Achieving Sustainable Development

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