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The Politics and Policy of Wellbeing : Understanding the Rise and Significance of a New Agenda.

Author: Ian Bache; Louise Reardon
Publisher: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire : Edward Elgar Publishing, 2016.
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Government interest in wellbeing as an explicit goal of public policy has increased significantly in recent years, leading to new developments in measuring wellbeing and initiatives aimed specifically at enhancing wellbeing. This book provides the first theoretically informed account of the rise and significance of this agenda, drawing on the multiple streams approach, to consider whether wellbeing can be described  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Bache, Ian.
Politics and Policy of Wellbeing : Understanding the Rise and Significance of a New Agenda.
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire : Edward Elgar Publishing, ©2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Bache; Louise Reardon
ISBN: 9781783479337 1783479337
OCLC Number: 957437276
Description: 1 online resource (196 pages)
Contents: Front Matter; Copyright; Contents; Tables; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; 1. Wellbeing in politics and policy; 2. Theorising agenda-setting and policy change; 3. Two waves of wellbeing; 4. A comparative analysis of the UK and EU; 5. Wellbeing in policy; 6. The 'wicked problem' of wellbeing; 7. Conclusions; Bibliography; Index.

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Government interest in wellbeing as an explicit goal of public policy has increased significantly in recent years. The Politics and Policy of Wellbeing provides the first theoretically grounded and  Read more...

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