The New South Korean Administration' s National Happiness Policy
- The governing party; also known as the New Frontier Party.
- The final voter turnout nationally was 75.8％, of which Ms. Park garnered a 51.6％ share to become the eighteenth president. Ms. Park's term of office will be from 25 February 2013 to 24 February 2018, and she will be the first female president in the history of constitutional government in South Korea. She is the eldest daughter of Park Chung-hee, who retained South Korea's presidency during the fifth to ninth presidential terms.
- The five key themes in public policy: (i) unification of the Korean people through conciliation, and personnel appointments based on ability rather than factional affiliations; (ii) economic democratisation based on interdependence and coexistence; (iii) strong security and trust-based diplomacy; (iv) change and reform within a framework of stability; and (v) an “Era of National Happiness” through customised welfare services.
- Bhutan is a country in the eastern Himalayas with a population of 700,000. The fourth king proposed his theory of national happiness as the basis for national governance. Happiness is now measured using the Gross National Happiness (GNH) index. This index denotes the degree of balance between society's economic development on the one hand and individual emotional and spiritual quality of life on the other. In Bhutan 97% of citizens claim to be happy, and the ethos that guides the country's government inspired the UN's permanent members to vote unanimously to adopt happiness as a ninth UN Millennium Development Goal.
- Happiness: A Revolution in Economics by Bruno S. Frey (NTT Publishing, 2012)