Concept of happiness in public policy ideology and practice

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Over the past decade, a tendency to critically evaluate strategies for economic growth and a closer concern for others (not just economic) fundamentally important for both individuals and society demands that determine the quality of life and well-being are becoming increasingly apparent. This article briefly analyzes the global public policy changes and reveals the contours of the new ideology that focuses on - the people's emotional well-being. The author presents the main characteristics of happiness and key factors that are important for a new approach to policy making. This article aims to discuss the logic of the choice of a broader policy objectives and overview the evolving practice of happiness-oriented policy. Author draws attention to the crucial importance of political leadership and effective cooperation with researchers and other social partners in all levels of public policy.

Translated title of the contributionConcept of happiness in public policy ideology and practice
Original languageLithuanian
Pages (from-to)534-547
Number of pages14
JournalPublic Policy and Administration
Volume10
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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political leadership
quality of life
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    Laimės koncepcija viešosios politikos ideologijoje ir praktikoje. / Monkevičius, Algirdas.

    In: Public Policy and Administration, Vol. 10, No. 4, 2011, p. 534-547.

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