Towards a Multi-Disciplinary Approach
Edited by Amitava Krishna Dutt and Benjamin Radcliff
This timely and important book presents a unique study of happiness from both economic and political perspectives. It offers an overview of contemporary research on the emergent field of happiness studies and contains contributions by some of the leading figures in the field.
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- Happiness, Economics and Politics Towards a Multi-Disciplinary Approach
- Introduction: Happiness, Economics and Politics
- Chapter 1: The History of Happiness and Contemporary Happiness Studies
- Chapter 2: On the Measurement and Mismeasurement of Happiness: Contemporary Theories and Methodological Directions
- Chapter 3: How Do We Assess How Happy We Are? Tenets, Implications and Tenability of Three Theories
- Chapter 4: Happiness and Domain Satisfaction: New Directions for the Economics of Happiness
- Chapter 5: Happiness when Temptation Overwhelms Willpower
- Chapter 6: Happiness and the Relative Consumption Hypothesis
- Chapter 7: The Easterlin Paradox Revisited
- Chapter 8: Does Inequality Matter to Individual Welfare? An Initial Exploration Based on Happiness Surveys from Latin America
- Chapter 9: Perceptions of Discrimination, Effort to Obtain Psychological Balance and Relative Wages: Can we Infer a Happiness Gradient?
- Chapter 10: Politics and Happiness: An Empirical Ledger
- Chapter 11: Democracy and Happiness: What Causes What?
- Chapter 12: The Causal Link between Happiness and Democratic Welfare Regimes
- Chapter 13: Labor Organization and the Quality of Life in the American States
- Chapter 14: Should National Happiness be Maximized?
- Chapter 15: Change your Actions, Not Your Circumstances: An Experimental Test of the Sustainable Happiness Model
- Chapter 16: What is to be Done? Toward a ‘Happier’ World
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