The Politics of Happiness

| August 11, 2010

Title: The politics of happiness: what government can learn from the new research on well-being
Author: Derek Bok
Publisher: Princeton: Princeton University Press, c2010
Check it Out: HN60 .B63 2010

From the Publisher: During the past forty years, thousands of studies have been carried out on the subject of happiness. Some have explored the levels of happiness or dissatisfaction associated with typical daily activities, such as working, seeing friends, or doing household chores….

About the Author: Derek Bok is the 300th Anniversary Research Professor at Harvard University. From 1971 to 1991, he served as Harvard’s twenty-fifth president, and served again as interim president from 2006 to 2007.

Books by this Author: He is the author of The State of the Nation and The Trouble with Government

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