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The political economy of human happiness : how voters' choices determine the quality of life

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Material type
단행본
Personal Author
Radcliff, Benjamin, 1963-.
Title Statement
The political economy of human happiness : how voters' choices determine the quality of life / Benjamin Radcliff.
Publication, Distribution, etc
Cambridge :   Cambridge University Press,   2013.  
Physical Medium
viii, 205 p. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
9781107030848 9781107644427 (pbk.)
요약
"This book is devoted to applying the data, methods, and theories of contemporary social science to the question of how political outcomes in democratic societies determine the quality of life that citizens experience. Benjamin Radcliff seeks to provide an objective answer to the perennial debate between Left and Right over what public policies best contribute to human beings leading positive and rewarding lives. The book thus offers an empirical answer to this perpetual question, relying on the same canons of reason and evidence required of any other issue amenable to study through social-scientific means. The analysis focuses on the consequences of three specific political issues: the welfare state and the general size of government, labor organization, and state efforts to protect workers and consumers through economic regulation. The results indicate that in each instance, the program of the Left best contributes to citizens leading more satisfying lives, and, critically, that the benefits of greater happiness accrue to everyone in society, rich and poor alike"--
Bibliography, Etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 189-198) and index.
Subject Added Entry-Topical Term
Social choice. Quality of life. Right and left (Political science)
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245 1 4 ▼a The political economy of human happiness : ▼b how voters' choices determine the quality of life / ▼c Benjamin Radcliff.
260 ▼a Cambridge : ▼b Cambridge University Press, ▼c 2013.
300 ▼a viii, 205 p. ; ▼c 25 cm.
504 ▼a Includes bibliographical references (p. 189-198) and index.
520 ▼a "This book is devoted to applying the data, methods, and theories of contemporary social science to the question of how political outcomes in democratic societies determine the quality of life that citizens experience. Benjamin Radcliff seeks to provide an objective answer to the perennial debate between Left and Right over what public policies best contribute to human beings leading positive and rewarding lives. The book thus offers an empirical answer to this perpetual question, relying on the same canons of reason and evidence required of any other issue amenable to study through social-scientific means. The analysis focuses on the consequences of three specific political issues: the welfare state and the general size of government, labor organization, and state efforts to protect workers and consumers through economic regulation. The results indicate that in each instance, the program of the Left best contributes to citizens leading more satisfying lives, and, critically, that the benefits of greater happiness accrue to everyone in society, rich and poor alike"-- ▼c Provided by publisher.
650 0 ▼a Social choice.
650 0 ▼a Quality of life.
650 0 ▼a Right and left (Political science)
945 ▼a KLPA

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Contents information

Table of Contents

1. The democratic pursuit of happiness; 2. Market democracy; 3. Citizens or market participants?; 4. The scientific study of happiness; 5. The size of the state; 6. Labor unions and economic regulation; 7. The American states; 8. Between market and morality.


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