Happiness and Politics
Series/Report no.Revue Éthique et Économique / Ethics and Economics; Volume 10, Numéro 1
Over the last thirty years, happiness research in psychology, economics and philosophy has been discussing the proper meaning of happiness and its main determinants. Moreover, the idea has spread within academic and political circles that it may be legitimate for institutions to engage in “politics of happiness”. This article presents a critique of the project of promoting happiness through public policies.