Quest for local sustainability : how we balance development policy

Abstract: The Living Community Economy Model is offered as an alternative for the dominant local development model of Thailand. The new model is more Buddhist in nature, presenting itself as more community-based and equitable than the current capitalistic development paradigm. Author(s): Chayalee, Prateep Source(s): , Journal of African & Asian local government studies (JAALGS); Vol.…

Peasantry and bureaucracy in decentralization in Bhutan

Abstract: A descriptive account of the decentralization process in Bhutan is presented. Decentralization began in the early 1980s. The paper interprets decentralization as an approach towards diversity and pluralism among different communities. Author(s): Ura, Karma Source(s): , Discussion paper / Institute of developing economies (IDE); 17 [40] p Discussion paper / Institute of developing economies…