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Stemming the democratic recession
If the big global story of the 1980s and 1990s was the remarkable expansion of democracy, the bad news of this decade is that democracy is slipping into recession.
Katsunori Hirano envisions a sustainable future
South of Mount Fuji, along Japan’s central eastern coast, sits Shizuoka Prefecture.
Exploring China's formidable cigarette industry
How has the cigarette become so integrated into the fabric of everyday life across the People's Republic of China? To get to the heart of this question, a diverse group of experts met Mar.
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Gross National Happiness: Bhutan's Own Path to Development and the Problem of Globalization
May 3, 2001
The Kingdom of Bhutan, an independent country in the Himalayas, has designed its own theory and practice of socioeconomic development, which it calls "Gross National Happiness." Bhutan entered into...
Democracy in Bhutan
March 20, 2015
Speaker BioTshering Tobgay is a Bhutanese politician who has been Prime Minister of Bhutan since 2013.
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State Building and the Rule of Law
The establishment of rule of law is an integral component of state development.
Global Tobacco Prevention Research Initiative
Cigarettes are producing an unprecedented worldwide health catastrophe.
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Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL
Professor of the Practice, Law