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Governing Human Well-Being

Domestic and International Determinants

  • Critically analyzes the factors effecting human development and well-being

  • Combines statistical analysis with case narratives from Brazil, Japan, China, and Iraq

  • Demonstrates how politics extends to the realm of human well-being


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Nisha Bellinger
    Pages 1-31
  3. Domestic Determinants

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Nisha Bellinger
      Pages 35-60
    3. Nisha Bellinger
      Pages 61-95
  4. International Determinants

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Nisha Bellinger
      Pages 99-130
    3. Nisha Bellinger
      Pages 131-157
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 177-206

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive explanation of human well-being outcomes by analyzing the role of domestic and international political factors. The well-being outcomes under study are the building blocks of development, and play a crucial developmental role in the lives of citizens, states, and the global community. The project introduces cases from Brazil, Japan, China, and Iraq, and proposes to answer some of the pressing questions that scholars and policy-makers alike have pondered over for years. Why are there large disparities between countries in the quality of life people lead? What factors account for the general well-being of mankind? How do we improve human lives? 


China Brazil Japan Asia Iraq Politics Well-Being wellbeing Political economy infant mortality infant mortality educational attainment human development

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.School of Public Service, Political ScienceBoise State UniversityBoiseUSA

About the authors

Nisha Bellinger is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Boise State University, Idaho, USA. 

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