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Title: Poverty Alleviation: A Buddhist Perspective
Language of title: English
Author/Creator: Peter D. Hershock
One Sentence Summary: This article explores a Buddhist perspective on poverty, as well as current and potential strategies for its alleviation.

Description: The author argues that the current predominant strategy for alleviating poverty, economic growth and development in and of itself, is not working. Drawing on Buddhist sūtras, the author examines what poverty is and means from a Buddhist viewpoint. He critiques current free-market international trade and mass media practices, arguing that they actually exacerbate poverty. Instead, he recommends approaches that consciously consider the quality of development and focus on the relationships within social and environmental communities. (Ben Deitle 2006-02-09)

Publisher: The Centre for Bhutan Studies
Normalized publisher place: Thimphu, Bhutan
Publisher country: Bhutan
Publisher URL: www.bhutanstudies.org.bt
Published Date: 2004
URL: http://www.thlib.org/static/reprints/jbs/JBS_11_03.pdf
Classification: Tibetan and Himalayan -- Journals -- Journals Focused on Regions -- Bhutan -- Journal of Bhutan Studies -- (2004) Vol. 11
Temporal coverage: 20th century CE
21st century CE
Language: English
Source URL: http://www.bhutanstudies.org.bt/journal/journal.htm
Source: Journal of Bhutan Studies
Source Editor: Karma Ura
Source Type: Journal
Source Volume: 11
Source Page Numbers: 33-67
Frequency of publication: Semi-annually
ISBN/ISSN: 16084128

Means of availability: Articles are available in PDF format online within the Tibetan & Himalayan Library's bibliographic database. They are also available from the publisher's website.

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Media type: Text
Resource Type: Article
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Date Of Record Creation: 2005-12-19 16:24:56
Date Record Checked: 2006-02-09
Date Last Modified: 2006-02-09 13:08:03
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