Happiness and public policy : theory, case studies and implications

Yew Kwang NG (Editor), Lok Sang HO (Editor)

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This volume discusses the determinants of happiness and presents case studies of how public policy can help promote happiness. Happiness is a private matter and individual pursuit, however public policy does have an important role and can contribute much through various enabling means. Possible examples of such influence include establishing a set of institutions that allow private enterprises to flourish, investing in infrastructure and in education, protecting people from harm and reducing risks and alleviating pain when harm is unavoidable. This book takes a multidisciplinary approach that encompasses Economics, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Political Science and an international perspective.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
ISBN (Print)9780230004979
Publication statusPublished - 2006


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  • Foreword

    NG, Y. K. & HO, L. S., 25 Aug 2006, Happiness and Public Policy: Theory, Case Studies and Implications. Palgrave Macmillan, p. ix

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