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SpringerBriefs in Well-Being and Quality of Life Research

History and Politics of Well-Being in Europe

Authors: Glatzer, Wolfgang

  • Provides a comprehensive overview of the history of European well-being from pre-modern times to its modern state of well-being
  • Discusses positive and negative components of well-being throughout different nations in Europe
  • Informs the reader on the political impact on well-being in history
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-05048-1
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About this book

This book presents a reconstruction of the history of well-being on the European continent with special attention to the European Union, as people from Europe have a history of a long-term march towards well-being. It discusses ancient civilizations on the European continent, which have contributed significantly to the features of well-being in contemporary Europe. Following Europe`s success over the past millennium, which brought the continent a unique rise to better well-being it also imposed new challenges for sustaining well-being and alleviating misery. It is shown that Europeans attained a high level of well-being in global comparison, yet their attitudes remained at the same time ambivalent and precarious. Significant parts of the population claim a low well-being and suffer from the difficulties of life. Even though a top ranked area of socio-economic development in the world, this book shows that poverty, inequality and  hardship remain stable structural problems which have to be overcome in order to avoid significant restrictions for a broad quality of life. But despite all their burdens and hardships, Europeans are among the most prosperous and privileged people in the world.

About the authors

Wolfgang Glatzer from the Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main was engaged in quality of life and social indicators research during all the time of his professional life. His interest was also directed toward monitoring social change and analysing welfare and progress.

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  • Due: March 4, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-05048-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Softcover $69.99
price for USA in USD
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  • Due: February 4, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-05047-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
History and Politics of Well-Being in Europe
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Well-Being and Quality of Life Research
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-05048-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-05048-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-05047-4
Series ISSN
2211-7644
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 82
Number of Illustrations
26 illustrations in colour
Topics