Happiness and Politics
Article [Version of Record]
Is part ofÉthique et Économique / Ethics and Economics ; vol. 10, no 1
Publisher(s)Université de Montréal. Centre de recherche en éthique de l'UdeM.
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.