The Second Annual Conference on Gross National Happiness The Second International Conference on Gross National Happiness
Local Pathways to Global Wellbeing
St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
June 20 to June 24, 2005
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  Saugata Bandyopadhyay, Bhutan
Gross National Happiness and Beyond:
A micro welfare economics approach

(866K PDF)
Frank Bracho Frank Bracho, Venezuela
Happiness and Indigenous Wisdom
In the History of the Americas

(156K PDF)
Alejandro Camino Alejandro Camino, Peru
Una reflexion en al torno al futuro ano 2002, declaro por las Naciones Unidas como el "Ano Internacional de las Montanas"

(52K PDF)

  Francisco Silva Cavalcante, Brazil
The Aesthetic Effect of the Processes of Reading and Writing:
Implications For Human Empowerment and Cultural Development

(145K PDF)

Chencho Dorji Dr. Chencho Dorji, Bhutan
The Myth Behind Alcohol Happiness
(156K PDF)

John F. Helliwell John F. Helliwell, Canada
Well-Being, Social Capital and Public Policy: What's New?
(340K PDF)
  Johannes Hirata, Brazil
How Should Happiness Guide Policy?
Why Gross National Happiness is not opposed to Democracy

(244K PDF)
  Elizabeth Anne Jardine, Canada
Narrative Inquiry into the Formative Aspects of Ecological Identity
(635K PDF)
  Catherine O'Brien, Canada
Planning for Sustainable Happiness:
Harmonizing Our Internal and External Landscapes

(153K PDF)
  Ryan Parmenter, Seth Cain and Judith Lipp, Canada
Assessing The Full Cost of Energy in Nova Scotia:
A GPI Atlantic Approach
June 2005
(176K PDF)
Dorji Penjore, Researcher, the Centre for Bhutan Studies, Bhutan
Folktales and Education: Role of Bhutanese Folktales in Value Transmission
(1.1MB PDF)
Diederik Prakke Diederik Prakke, The Netherlands
The ‘Buddhist’ Truth of Happiness
Spirituality and development — the case of governance in Bhutan

(277K PDF)
  Julia Sagebien, Canada
Capacity Building for Sustainable Enterprise Development
(38K PDF)
  Bhante Saranapala, Canada
Concept of Happiness: A Buddhist Perspective
  Gill Seyfang, UK
Bartering for a Better Future?
Community Currencies and Sustainable Consumption

(173K PDF)
  John Stutz, USA
Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren:
Progress and Prospects After 75 Years

(140K PDF)
Siok Sian Pek-Dorji Kinley Dorji and Siok Sian Pek-Dorji, Bhutan
The Bhutanese Media In the service of the public
(164K PDF)
Thakur S. Powdyel Thakur S. Powdyel, Bhutan
The University as an Instrument of
Gross National Happiness: Some Reflections

(100K PDF)
Khenpo Phuntsok Tashi Khenpo Phuntsok Tashi, Bhutan
The Positive Impact on Gomchen Tradition on
Achieving and Maintaining Gross National Happiness

(223K PDF)
Sander Tideman Sander Tideman, The Netherlands
Mind Over Matter:
Towards a New Paradigm for Business and Economics

(176K PDF)

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  B.C. Upreti, India
Gross National Happyness and Foreign Policy Of Bhutan:
Interlinkages and Imperatives

(72K PDF)
  Sangay Wangchuk, Bhutan
Integrating Conservation and Development:
Can it contribute to Gross National Happiness

(72K PDF)
Tashi Zangmo Tashi Zangmo, Bhutan
A unique destination requires a unique path:
An innovative education policy for Gross National Happiness

(64K PDF)
  Linda Zhu, China
Straw Bale Ecological Housing Program in China
(104K PDF)
Centre for Bhutan Studies Centre for Bhutan Studies
Background publications:

Gross National Happiness and Development: Proceedings of the First International Seminar on Operationalization of Gross National Happiness 2004

Gross National Happiness: A set of discussion papers 1999

Abstracts, Proposals & Posters

Godfrey Baldacchino Godfrey Baldacchino, Canada
Abstract: An International Review of Island Competitiveness

  Anthony Charles, Canada
Abstract: Managing Together: Community Fisheries in Canada's Maritimes
  Jãnis Dombrovskis, Canada
Abstract/Proposal: Happiness and Architecture
(61K PDF)
  Erica De Sousa, Coastal Communities Network, Canada
Abstract: One Plank at a Time: Volunteer Harbour Management in Nova Scotia
  David Fletcher, Canada
Abstract: Creating Sustainable Happiness:
Focusing our Energy on Living Spiritual Values from the Inside Out
  David Gait, Scotland
Abstract: Happy Businesses, Sustainable Investment and Fair Trade:
Ten Practical Steps for Operationalising Gross National Happiness in Business
  Tom Green, Canada
Abstract: Can Human Wellbeing Improve while Ecosystem Integrity is
Maintained in British Columbia's Coastal Rainforests?
  Judy Johnston, Canada
Abstract: The Living Values Education Program in the Maritimes and Around the World: A Powerful, Practical Starting Point for Creating National Happiness
  B. Kishor, India
Abstract: Hindu Operational Methodology for Achieving Global Well-Being
(176K PDF)
  Gary Liebert, USA
Proposal: Building Capacity for Local Development in Chad:
Community-Based Organizations and the Role of Adult and Nonformal Education

(83K PDF)
  Nic Marks, UK
Proposal: The Science Of Well-Being:
Its Potential To Inspire Political Change At Many Levels In The UK & Beyond

(76K PDF)
  Rianda Mills, Australia
Abstract: Sustainably Managing a Small Urban City Using
the Index of Sustainable Functionality (ISF)
  Violeta Manoukian, Canada
Abstract: The Litmus Test of Sustainable Wellbeing:
Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation
  Ross McDonald, New Zealand,
Proposal: What Exactly is The Meaning and Purpose of Gross National Happiness?
(61K PDF)
  Christiane Poulin, Canada
Abstract: Harm Minimization and the Rights of the Canadian Adolescent
  Jan Roberts, USA
Earth Charter Equals Happiness in Your Town
(100K PDF)
Heather Schmidt, Canada
Poster description: Understanding the Strengths of Indigenous Communities:
A Holistic Study of Community Health in Forest Nations
  Pamela Schreiner, Canada
Proposal: Exploring Gross National Happiness Using Balanced Scorecard
and Appreciative Inquiry

(655K PDF)
  Dave Webb, Australia
Abstract: Exploring the QOL Benefits of Solar Cooker Technology for
Remote Tibetan & Monguor Communities
  Other Resources

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  What they are saying about Rethinking Development

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