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Wellbeing in Politics and Policy
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Wellbeing Economics

The Capabilities Approach to Prosperity

Authors: Dalziel, Paul, Saunders, Caroline, Saunders, Joe

  • Offers an integrated account of how levels of activity and types of capital investment connect in a Wellbeing Economics framework for policy formulation and implementation
  • Outlines different levels of action for wellbeing, so that central government policies can integrate what is already occurring as a result of individual, household, community, regional and market activities, while recognising that some problems require international collaboration
  • Constructs a positive and rich paradigm for designing policies to raise personal and social wellbeing
  • Is informed by, and provides clear references to, a wide economics literature and practical policy examples
  • Accessible to non-specialist readers
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About this book

Economists have long sought to maximise economic growth, believing this to be their best contribution to improving human welfare. That approach is not sustainable in the face of ongoing issues such as global climate change, environmental damage, rising inequality and enduring poverty. Alternatives must be found.

This open access book addresses that challenge. It sets out a wellbeing economics framework that directly addresses fundamental issues affecting wellbeing outcomes. Drawing inspiration from the capabilities approach of Nobel Prize winner Amartya Sen, the book demonstrates how persons can enhance prosperity through their own actions and through collaboration with others.

The book examines national public policy, but its analysis also focuses on choices made by individuals, households, families, civil society, local government and the global community. It therefore offers important insights for anyone concerned with improving personal wellbeing and community prosperity.

About the authors

Paul Dalziel is Professor of Economics and Deputy Director of the Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit at Lincoln University, New Zealand.

Caroline Saunders is Professor of Trade and Environmental Economics and Director of the Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit at Lincoln University, New Zealand.

Joe Saunders is Assistant Professor in Post-Kantian Philosophy at the University of Durham, UK.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • From Economic Growth to Wellbeing Economics

    Pages 1-21

    Dalziel, Paul (et al.)

  • Persons and Human Capital

    Pages 23-43

    Dalziel, Paul (et al.)

  • Households, Families and Cultural Capital

    Pages 45-65

    Dalziel, Paul (et al.)

  • Civil Society and Social Capital

    Pages 67-87

    Dalziel, Paul (et al.)

  • Market Participation and Economic Capital

    Pages 89-108

    Dalziel, Paul (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook  
  • ISBN 978-3-319-93194-4
  • This book is an open access book, you can download it for free on link.springer.com
Hardcover $31.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-93193-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $31.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-06609-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Wellbeing Economics
Book Subtitle
The Capabilities Approach to Prosperity
Authors
Series Title
Wellbeing in Politics and Policy
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-93194-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-93194-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-93193-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-06609-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 196
Number of Illustrations
23 b/w illustrations
Topics