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Book review: happiness explained: what human flourishing is and how we can promote it by Paul Anand

Eliot, Jake (2016) Book review: happiness explained: what human flourishing is and how we can promote it by Paul Anand. LSE Review of Books (24 Aug 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

What is human happiness and how can we promote it? In Happiness Explained: What Human Flourishing Is and How We Can Promote It, Paul Anand argues that we should move beyond GDP to instead consider subjective wellbeing as a substantial, significant and necessary measure of national, governmental and individual success. While Jake Eliot suggests that the book does not always fully contend with the significant challenge of deploying this framework in the realm of public policy, it does sterling work of mapping the emergent territory of happiness and wellbeing and convinces of the need to move beyond narrow understandings of outcomes.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2016 10:29
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 16:41
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/67748

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