Well-being, Happiness, and Public Policy

Published By: The Centre for Bhutan Studies and GNH Research | Published Date: January, 01 , 2016

As a background paper to the International Expert Working Group on a New Development Paradigm, this document seeks to synthesise for busy readers how the IEWG might explain and defend well-being and happiness, and also what value-added this work has in policy terms in compared with the many other aligned and very necessary movements and policy advocacy for a shared well-being. The paper also then upon philosophical traditions to propose how the GNH concept of having nine domains of well-being can be shared in an international context, in which theories and views about the human good will be quite diverse, and yet in which full-bodied discussion of human progress – which we see everywhere – can be constructive.

Author(s): Sabina Alkire | Posted on: May 11, 2016 | Views()

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