AUTHOR - RAJESH S. KHARAT
ISBN - 9788187393085
YEAR - 2016
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION - PAGES 394
BINDING - HARDBOUND
SIZE - ROYAL
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Bhutan was under absolute hereditary monarchy whenin2008 shewas transformed into a constitutional monarchy where parliament plays major role in policy making and governance.Yet,the King continues to wield extraordinary authority.The country has witnessed spectacular development during the last decade. Present study endeavors to evaluate criticallydemocratic Bhutan’s overall sustainable development in the arenas of health, education, environment, spirituality,political system, gender-sensitivity, minority rights, etc., and examine effectiveness of the corresponding governmental policies.The Study inquires deeplyinto the emergent issues connected withtheshift from two-party to multi-party system and other ensuing matters: political participation, voting pattern, civil-society engagement in the governance-processes, role of media, etc.
Bhutan is the most under-studied country.Consequently, there are very few publications focusing developments in Bhutan. The present work will certainly fulfill this gap as it provides an up-to-date account of the evolving political, socio-economic and cultural realities in a democratic Bhutan.
About the Author
For last seven years Associate Professor at Centre for South Asian Studies, JNU, New Delhi Rajesh S Kharat has more than 24 years of teaching experience in the universities, first, at the Dept. of Civics and Politics, University of Bombay, and subsequently at the University of Mumbai, Mumbai. He has authored Three Books: 1. Role of Small State in Regional Alliances: Bhutan in SAARC (1999), 2. Tibetan Refugees in India (2003) and 3.Foreign Policy of Bhutan (2005). He has also published more than 25 papers/articles in various national and international journals and several edited volumes published in India and abroad on the contemporary issues of South Asia. He also served as Chairman of Board of Studies of Civics and Political Science at Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education, Government of Maharashtra, during 2003-2008. He is also a Member of Board of Studies of Political Science, at Pune University since 2010 onwards.