Student Feature – Theory in Action: Constructivism and Bhutan’s National Interests

Sarina Theys • Sep 9 2019 • Student Features

Bhutan has developed a distinctive national identity that differentiates it from its neighbours, making it an interesting case to apply to constructivism.

Introducing Constructivism in International Relations Theory

Sarina Theys • Feb 23 2018 • Articles

Constructivism shows that it is not only the distribution of material power, wealth and geographical conditions that can explain state behaviour but also ideas, identities and norms.

Betwixt and Between: Bhutan‘s Royal Way to Democracy and Upcoming Challenges

Siegfried O. Wolf • Feb 24 2016 • Articles

The king must ensure more are incorporated in decision-making processes. If this fails, Bhutan will remain an exclusive business run by the elite rather than a democracy.

Bhutan’s International Presence and the 2018 World Cup Qualifiers

Sarina Theys • Mar 30 2015 • Articles

Bhutan’s recent upset victory over Sri Lanka in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers should be seen as an apt analogy for Bhutan’s wider presence in the international community.

Bhutan: Elections 2013

Medha Bisht • Jan 2 2013 • Articles

While Bhutan has a way to go in its democratization process, as certain social and economic issues need to be tackled, there are also foreign policy challenges which will have to be addressed in 2013 and beyond.

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