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The Politics of Happiness

The Politics of Happiness Book
Author : Derek Bok
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2011-09-26
ISBN : 069115256X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Describes the principal findings of happiness researchers, assesses the strengths and weaknesses of such research, and looks at how governments could use results when formulating policies to improve the lives of citizens.

Summary The Politics of Happiness

Summary  The Politics of Happiness Book
Author : BusinessNews Publishing
Publisher : Primento
Release : 2017-01-30
ISBN : 2511002418
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The must-read summary of Derek Bok's book: “The Politics of Happiness: What Government Can Learn from the New Research on Well-Being”. This complete summary of "The Politics of Happiness" by Derek Bok, an American lawyer and former president of Harvard University, presents his examination of research on happiness and illustrates how government policy on equality, growth, education, health care and mental health could foster greater satisfaction and improve well-being for all. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand how happiness affects various countries • Expand your knowledge of politics and psychology To learn more, read "The Politics of Happiness" and discover how government policy can be used effectively to improve well-being and happiness across the nation.

The Politics of Happiness

The Politics of Happiness Book
Author : Tom Parson
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1968
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Politics of Happiness and the Practice of Democracy

The Politics of Happiness and the Practice of Democracy Book
Author : Mark J. Kaswan
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2010
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Politics of Happiness

Politics of Happiness Book
Author : Ross Abbinnett
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2013
ISBN : 9781501301636
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This unique and engaging study argues that the Western concern with achieving happiness should be understood in terms of its relationship to the political ideologies that have emerged since the Enlightenment. To do so, each chapter examines the place that happiness occupies in the construction of ideologies that have formed the political terrain of the West, including liberalism, postmodernism, socialism, fascism, and religion. Throughout, Hegel's phenomenology, Nietzsche's genealogy, and Derrida's account of deconstruction as reactions to modernization are used to show that the politics of ha.

The Political Economy of Human Happiness

The Political Economy of Human Happiness Book
Author : Benjamin Radcliff
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2013-03-25
ISBN : 1107355354
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Data, methods and theories of contemporary social science can be applied to resolve how political outcomes in democratic societies determine the quality of life that citizens experience. Radcliff seeks to provide an objective answer to the debate between left and right over what public policies best contribute to people leading positive and rewarding lives. Radcliff offers an empirical answer, relying on the same canons of reason and evidence required of any other issue amenable to study through social-scientific means. The analysis focuses on the consequences of three specific political issues: the welfare state and the general size of government, labor organization, and state efforts to protect workers and consumers through economic regulation. The results indicate that in each instance, the program of the Left best contributes to citizens leading more satisfying lives and, critically, that the benefits of greater happiness accrue to everyone in society, rich and poor alike.

Mourning Happiness

Mourning Happiness Book
Author : Vivasvan Soni
Publisher : Cornell University Press
Release : 2010
ISBN : 9780801448171
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A work of rare scope and power that grapples with the big questions: Is happiness the proper end of life, as the Greeks conceived it to be, or is life, as it appears since the early English novel, an endless trial?--Adam Potkay

Politics of Happiness

Politics of Happiness Book
Author : Ross Abbinnett
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release : 2013-02-14
ISBN : 1441176209
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This unique and engaging study argues that the Western concern with achieving happiness should be understood in terms of its relationship to the political ideologies that have emerged since the Enlightenment. To do so, each chapter examines the place that happiness occupies in the construction of ideologies that have formed the political terrain of the West, including liberalism, postmodernism, socialism, fascism, and religion. Throughout, Hegel's phenomenology, Nietzsche's genealogy, and Derrida's account of deconstruction as reactions to modernization are used to show that the politics of happiness are always a clash of fundamental ideas of belonging, overcoming, and ethical responsibility. Stressing that the concept of happiness lies at the foundation of political movements, the book also looks at its place in the current global order, analyzing the emergence of such ideas as affective democracy that challenge the conventional notions of privatized, acquisitive happiness. Written in a clear manner, the work will appeal to political theory students and researchers looking for a critical and historical account of contemporary debates about the nature of happiness and ideology.

Politics and the Pursuit of Happiness

Politics and the Pursuit of Happiness Book
Author : Ghița Ionescu
Publisher : Addison-Wesley Longman Limited
Release : 1984
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Radical Happiness

Radical Happiness Book
Author : Lynne Segal
Publisher : Verso Books
Release : 2018-11-13
ISBN : 1786631555
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A passionate call to rediscover the political and emotional joy that emerges when we share our lives In an era of increasing individualism, we have never been more isolated and dispirited. A paradox confronts us. While research and technology find new ways to measure contentment and popular culture encourages us to think of happiness as a human right, misery is abundant. Segal believes we have lost the art of “radical happiness”—the liberation that comes with transformative, collective joy. She argues that instead of obsessing about our own well-being we should seek fulfilment in the lives of others. Examining her own experience in the women’s movement, Segal looks at the relationship between love and sex, and the scope for utopian thinking as a means to a better future. She also shows how the gaps in care that come from the diminishing role of the welfare state must be replaced by alternative ways of living together and looking after one another. In this brilliant and provocative book, Segal proposes that the power of true happiness can only be discovered collectively.

Happiness Economics and Politics

Happiness  Economics and Politics Book
Author : Amitava Krishna Dutt,Benjamin Radcliff
Publisher : Edward Elgar Pub
Release : 2009-01-01
ISBN : 9781848440937
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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'This volume presents a unique and interesting study of happiness from both economic and political perspectives. . . This interdisciplinary volume represents a distinctive contribution to the relatively large and clearly increasing literature of the subject. It will prove a worthy reading for all those, students or researchers, with a special interest in the analysis of happiness and human well-being.' - Elena E. Nicolae, Journal of Philosophical Economics

POLITICS OF UTILITY

POLITICS OF UTILITY Book
Author : James 1872-1935 Mackaye
Publisher : Wentworth Press
Release : 2016-08-28
ISBN : 9781372900037
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

The Promise of Happiness

The Promise of Happiness Book
Author : Sara Ahmed
Publisher : Duke University Press
Release : 2010-03-16
ISBN : 082239278X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Promise of Happiness is a provocative cultural critique of the imperative to be happy. It asks what follows when we make our desires and even our own happiness conditional on the happiness of others: “I just want you to be happy”; “I’m happy if you’re happy.” Combining philosophy and feminist cultural studies, Sara Ahmed reveals the affective and moral work performed by the “happiness duty,” the expectation that we will be made happy by taking part in that which is deemed good, and that by being happy ourselves, we will make others happy. Ahmed maintains that happiness is a promise that directs us toward certain life choices and away from others. Happiness is promised to those willing to live their lives in the right way. Ahmed draws on the intellectual history of happiness, from classical accounts of ethics as the good life, through seventeenth-century writings on affect and the passions, eighteenth-century debates on virtue and education, and nineteenth-century utilitarianism. She engages with feminist, antiracist, and queer critics who have shown how happiness is used to justify social oppression, and how challenging oppression causes unhappiness. Reading novels and films including Mrs. Dalloway, The Well of Loneliness, Bend It Like Beckham, and Children of Men, Ahmed considers the plight of the figures who challenge and are challenged by the attribution of happiness to particular objects or social ideals: the feminist killjoy, the unhappy queer, the angry black woman, and the melancholic migrant. Through her readings she raises critical questions about the moral order imposed by the injunction to be happy.

Enquiry Concerning Political Justice

Enquiry Concerning Political Justice Book
Author : William Godwin
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2015-07-02
ISBN : 0241205484
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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One of the great polemics and the key founding anarchist text, Godwin's Enquiry is his major work of political philosophy. Enquiry Concerning Political Justice established William Godwin as the chief exponent of British radicalism, in the tradition of the French Revolution. In it, he criticizes the 'brute engine' of government for systematizing oppression of individual liberty in the name of law and order, and calls for the abolition of all forms of rule and for the institution of an anarchist society based on the principles of simplicity, sincerity and equality. His book influenced everyone from Shelley and Coleridge (who revered him) to Thomas Malthus (who wrote his Essay on the Principle of Population in outraged response to him). The book's ideas would later echo through the writings of thinkers as diverse as Proudhon, Kropotkin, Marx and Thoreau, and it remains one of the great polemics of political literature. William Godwin, the famous philosopher and novelist, was born in East Anglia in 1756. The son of a Presbyterian minister, he was educated to follow in his father's footsteps, but subsequently lost his faith in God. He then devoted himself to writing, expounding his enlightenment and anarchist ideals in novels and essays. In 1797 he married Mary Wollstonecraft, the famous feminist; their daughter would grow up to be Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein. Godwin died in 1836. Isaac Kramnick is the Richard J. Schwartz Professor of Government at Cornell where he has taught since 1972. He has written or edited some twenty books among which his Bolingbroke and His Circle: The Politics of Nostalgia in the Age of Walpole won the Conference of British Studies Prize for best book on British politics.

The Politics and Policy of Wellbeing

The Politics and Policy of Wellbeing Book
Author : Ian Bache,Louise Reardon
Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
Release : 2016-08-26
ISBN : 1783479337
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Government interest in wellbeing as an explicit goal of public policy has increased significantly in recent years, leading to new developments in measuring wellbeing and initiatives aimed specifically at enhancing wellbeing. This book provides the first theoretically informed account of the rise and significance of this agenda, drawing on the multiple streams approach, to consider whether wellbeing can be described as ‘an idea whose time has come’. It reflects on developments across the globe and provides a detailed comparative analysis of two political arenas: the UK and the EU.

The Quantum of Happiness

 The Quantum of Happiness  Book
Author : Miriam L. King
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1990
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Adam Smith s Equality and the Pursuit of Happiness

Adam Smith   s Equality and the Pursuit of Happiness Book
Author : John E. Hill
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2016-10-05
ISBN : 1137584122
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book examines Adam Smith’s main principles in Wealth of Nations as the basis for effective policymaking. Adam Smith wanted to increase happiness through this formula for a good life: equality, liberty, and justice. Free market interpretations of Smith, the book argues, grossly misrepresent his thought, emphasizing only liberty and not also equality and justice. This book suggests policies that combine all three in order for happiness to be maximized.

The Happiness Industry

The Happiness Industry Book
Author : William Davies
Publisher : Verso Books
Release : 2016-06-14
ISBN : 1784780952
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In winter 2014, a Tibetan monk lectured the world leaders gathered at Davos on the importance of Happiness. The recent DSM-5, the manual of all diagnosable mental illnesses, for the first time included shyness and grief as treatable diseases. Happiness has become the biggest idea of our age, a new religion dedicated to well-being. In this brilliant dissection of our times, political economist William Davies shows how this philosophy, first pronounced by Jeremy Bentham in the 1780s, has dominated the political debates that have delivered neoliberalism. From a history of business strategies of how to get the best out of employees, to the increased level of surveillance measuring every aspect of our lives; from why experts prefer to measure the chemical in the brain than ask you how you are feeling, to why Freakonomics tells us less about the way people behave than expected, The Happiness Industry is an essential guide to the marketization of modern life. Davies shows that the science of happiness is less a science than an extension of hyper-capitalism.

The Pursuit of Happiness

The Pursuit of Happiness Book
Author : Bianca C. Williams
Publisher : Duke University Press
Release : 2018-02-08
ISBN : 0822372134
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In The Pursuit of Happiness Bianca C. Williams traces the experiences of African American women as they travel to Jamaica, where they address the perils and disappointments of American racism by looking for intimacy, happiness, and a connection to their racial identities. Through their encounters with Jamaican online communities and their participation in trips organized by Girlfriend Tours International, the women construct notions of racial, sexual, and emotional belonging by forming relationships with Jamaican men and other "girlfriends." These relationships allow the women to exercise agency and find happiness in ways that resist the damaging intersections of racism and patriarchy in the United States. However, while the women require a spiritual and virtual connection to Jamaica in order to live happily in the United States, their notion of happiness relies on travel, which requires leveraging their national privilege as American citizens. Williams's theorization of "emotional transnationalism" and the construction of affect across diasporic distance attends to the connections between race, gender, and affect while highlighting how affective relationships mark nationalized and gendered power differentials within the African diaspora.

Beyond Economics

Beyond Economics Book
Author : Jan Ott
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Release : 2020-12-17
ISBN : 9783030565992
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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There is a lot of attention for happiness, but there is also a lot of confusion, about the concept and the nature of happiness. This book wants to reduce this confusion, to make the deliberations and discussions about happiness more productive. A reduction of confusion will also make it easier to assess happiness as a possible standard in our personal life and in politics. Acceptance of happiness as a standard will have positive effects. Acceptance in personal life will make individuals more critical, and less vulnerable for adversity and manipulation. Acceptance in politics will contribute to a better detection and analysis of social-economic problems. Such positive effects are important for well-being. Well-being is usually defined as ‘objective well-being’ by experts, like medical specialists or psychologists. They apply their professional standards like blood pressure or personality characteristics. Happiness, on the other hand, is ‘subjective well-being’ as experienced by the people themselves. This happiness is the appreciation of one’s own life as a whole, and this appreciation is based on standards people have adopted themselves, knowingly or unknowingly. Happiness as subjective well-being, and objective well-being as defined by experts, are complementary. It is important to asses objective and subjective well-being simultaneously, and it is incorrect to ignore one of them.