Posts by Ian Bache

Ian Bache, Associate Fellow, SPERI, & Professor of Politics, University of Sheffield

Wellbeing and happiness

Ian Bache

These two concepts are different: conflating them can undermine the potential for progressive change William Davies’s recent (2015) book, The happiness industry: how the government and big business sold us well-being, provides a warning of the risks associated with the acceleration of interest in the promotion of happiness. It views the happiness agenda as an attempt to solve the problems … Continue reading

10 September 2015 by Ian Bache
Categories: Development, Social science, SPERI Comment, Welfare Tags: , , , ,