Measuring Genuine Progress: Indicators for Enlightened Society

Colman, Ron ; Sagebien, Julia

In: Proceedings of the First International Conference on Operationalization of Gross National Happiness. Centre for Bhutan Studies, Thimphu 2004, pp. 252-259 . ISBN 99936-14-22-X

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Abstract

The document contains the lecture of two special representatives of the Shambhala Mandala to the International Seminar on "Gross National Happiness and Development". In their speech they spoke about the basic requisites of an enlightened society and their interpretation of Gross National Happiness. They pointed out that every measure of progress of human development is based on values, because it raises the question "progress towards what?". Therefore, they emphasized that the measure of human development reflects the deepest social values, and in turn determines the policy agendas of governments and other institutions.

Document type: Book Section
Version: Secondary publication
Date Deposited: 18 February 2010
ISBN: 99936-14-22-X
Faculties / Institutes: Research Organisations / Academies > Centre for Bhutan Studies
DDC-classification: Social sciences
Controlled Subjects: Gesellschaft, Entwicklung, Erleuchtung
Uncontrolled Keywords: Menschliche Entwicklung , Bruttonationalglück, Society , Human Development , Enlightenment , Gross National Happiness
Subject (classification): Religion and Philosophy
Sociology
Countries/Regions: other countries