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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Paul Dalziel, Caroline Saunders, Joe Saunders
    Pages 1-21 Open Access
  3. Paul Dalziel, Caroline Saunders, Joe Saunders
    Pages 23-43 Open Access
  4. Paul Dalziel, Caroline Saunders, Joe Saunders
    Pages 45-65 Open Access
  5. Paul Dalziel, Caroline Saunders, Joe Saunders
    Pages 67-87 Open Access
  6. Paul Dalziel, Caroline Saunders, Joe Saunders
    Pages 89-108 Open Access
  7. Paul Dalziel, Caroline Saunders, Joe Saunders
    Pages 109-127 Open Access
  8. Paul Dalziel, Caroline Saunders, Joe Saunders
    Pages 129-147 Open Access
  9. Paul Dalziel, Caroline Saunders, Joe Saunders
    Pages 149-168 Open Access
  10. Paul Dalziel, Caroline Saunders, Joe Saunders
    Pages 169-189 Open Access
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 191-196

About this book

Introduction

Economists have long sought to maximise economic growth, believing this to be their best contribution to improving human welfare. That approach is not sustainable in the face of ongoing issues such as global climate change, environmental damage, rising inequality and enduring poverty. Alternatives must be found.

This open access book addresses that challenge. It sets out a wellbeing economics framework that directly addresses fundamental issues affecting wellbeing outcomes. Drawing inspiration from the capabilities approach of Nobel Prize winner Amartya Sen, the book demonstrates how persons can enhance prosperity through their own actions and through collaboration with others.

The book examines national public policy, but its analysis also focuses on choices made by individuals, households, families, civil society, local government and the global community. It therefore offers important insights for anyone concerned with improving personal wellbeing and community prosperity.

Paul Dalziel is Professor of Economics and Deputy Director of the Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit at Lincoln University, New Zealand.

Caroline Saunders is Professor of Trade and Environmental Economics and Director of the Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit at Lincoln University, New Zealand.

Joe Saunders is Assistant Professor in Post-Kantian Philosophy at the University of Durham, UK.

Keywords

Capabilities approach Human development Economic policy Economic policy alternatives Public health Human capital Household economics Global community Public policy Political economics Regional economics Open Access The Economics of the Nation State GDP and wellbeing Wellbeing economics The Wellbeing Economics Policy Framework Social capital Knowledge capital Diplomatic capital Open Access

Authors and affiliations

  • Paul Dalziel
    • 1
  • Caroline Saunders
    • 2
  • Joe Saunders
    • 3
  1. 1.Agribusiness and Economics Research UnitLincoln UniversityLincolnNew Zealand
  2. 2.Agribusiness and Economics Research UnitLincoln UniversityLincolnNew Zealand
  3. 3.Inter-Disciplinary Ethics Applied CentreUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-93194-4
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • License CC BY
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-93193-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-93194-4
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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