Bibliographic Details

Happiness, economics and politics : towards a multi-disciplinary approach / edited by Amitava Krishna Dutt and Benjamin Radcliff.

Imprint Cheltenham, Glos, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar, c2009.
Description ix, 362 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Language English
Subject Economics -- Philosophy.
Happiness -- Economic aspects.
Economics -- Psychological aspects.
Well-being -- Economic aspects.
Politische Philosophie
Politische Psychologie
Politische Philosophie.
Politische Psychologie.
Economics -- Philosophy.
Economics -- Psychological aspects.
Happiness -- Economic aspects.
Format Print, Book
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Other authors / contributors Dutt, Amitava Krishna.
Radcliff, Benjamin.
ISBN 9781848440937 (alk. paper)
1848440936 (alk. paper)
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Table of Contents:
  • The history of happiness and contemporary happiness studies / Darrin M. McMahon
  • On the measurement and mismeasurement of happinesss: contemporary theories and methodological directions / Anthony D. Ong
  • How do we assess how happy we are? Tenets, implications and tenability of three theories / Ruut Veenhoven
  • Happiness and domain satisfaction: new directions for the economics of happiness / Richard A. Easterlin and Onnicha Sawangfa
  • Happiness when temptation overwhelms willpower / Alois Stutzer
  • Happiness and the relative consumption hypothesis / Amitava Krishna Dutt
  • The Easterlin Paradox revisited / Robert H. Frank
  • Does inequality matter to individual welfare? An initial exploration based on happiness surveys from Latin America / Carol Graham and Andrew Felton
  • Perceptions of discrimination, effort to obtain psychological balance and relative wages: can we infer a happiness gradient? / Arthur Goldsmith
  • Politics and happiness: an empirical ledger / Alexander C. Pacek
  • Democracy and happiness: what causes what? / Ronald Inglehart
  • The causal link between happiness and democratic welfare regimes / Charlotte Ridge, Tom Rice and Matthew Cherry
  • Labor organization and the quality of life in the American states / Suzanne M. Coshow and Benjamin Radcliff
  • Should national happiness be maximized? / Bruno S. Frey and Alois Stutzer
  • Change your actions, not your circumstances: an experimental test of the Sustainable Happiness Model / Kennon M. Sheldon and Sonja Lyubmirsky
  • What is to be done? Toward a 'happier' world / Amitava Krishna Dutt and Benjamin Radcliff.