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24 February: Workshop in Wellbeing in Politics and Policy led by SPERI Associate Fellow Ian Bache

Next week Ian Bache, Professor of Politics at the University of Sheffield and Associate Fellow at SPERI, will present a new paper on the ‘Politics and Policy of Wellbeing: Understanding the Rise and Significance of a New Agenda’ at a workshop organised by the Centre for Wellbeing in Public Policy (CWiPP) and the Governance and Participation Research Group at the … Continue reading

15 February 2016 by
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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
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First seminar in the ESRC Politics of Wellbeing series to take place today

The first seminar in the new ESRC Seminar Series on The Politics of Wellbeing takes place at the Interdisciplinary Centre of the Social Sciences (ICOSS), University of Sheffield, today. The series, led by Ian Bache (Professor of Politics at the University of Sheffield, Karen Scott (Lord Richard Percy Fellow, Newcastle University) and Charles Seaford (Head of the Centre for Wellbeing, new … Continue reading

31 January 2014 by
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