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dc.contributor.editorBesley, Timothy
dc.contributor.editorBUCELLI, IRENE
dc.date.accessioned2022-06-02T04:32:32Z
dc.date.available2022-06-02T04:32:32Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.date.submitted2022-06-01T09:29:43Z
dc.identifierhttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/55799
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/83502
dc.description.abstractGovernments in liberal democracies pursue social welfare, but in many different ways. The wellbeing approach instead asks: Why not focus directly on increasing measured human happiness? Why not try to improve people’s overall quality of life, as it is subjectively seen by citizens themselves? The radical implications of this stance include shifting attention to previously neglected areas (such as mental health and ‘social infrastructure’ services) and developing defensible measures of overall wellbeing or quality of life indicators. Can one ‘master’ concept of wellbeing work to create more holism in policy-making? Or should we stick with multiple metrics? These debates have been live in relation to an alternative ‘capacities’ approaches, and they are well-developed in health policymaking. Most recently, the connections between wellbeing and political participation have come into sharper focus. Wellbeing remains a contested concept, one that can be interpreted and used differently, with consequences for how it is incorporated into policy decisions. By bringing together scholars from economics, psychology and behavioural science, philosophy and political science, the authors explore how different disciplinary approaches can contribute to the study of wellbeing and how this can shape policy priorities.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JF Society & culture: general
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JK Social services & welfare, criminology::JKS Social welfare & social services
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JM Psychology::JMA Psychological theory & schools of thought::JMAL Behavioural theory (Behaviourism)
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JP Politics & government::JPA Political science & theory
dc.subject.otherWellbeing; Policy; Social justice; COVID-19; Inequality
dc.titleWellbeing
dc.title.alternativeAlternative Policy Perspectives
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.31389/lsepress.well
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy74dc3a2f-c8d1-428d-b77c-3bec749428da
oapen.relation.isbn9781909890824
oapen.pages218
oapen.place.publicationLondon


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