The Happiness Agenda

A Modern Obsession

  • Authors
  • SimonĀ Burnett

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Simon Burnett
    Pages 1-14
  3. Simon Burnett
    Pages 15-45
  4. Simon Burnett
    Pages 46-79
  5. Simon Burnett
    Pages 80-105
  6. Simon Burnett
    Pages 106-131
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    Pages 132-141
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    Pages 142-159
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    Pages 160-165
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 166-180

About this book


Explores why contemporary Anglo-American society is obsessed with happiness. Striving to be happy is now a morally imperative pursuit. Through the lens of novel social theory, this book explicates how this has transpired as consequence of a complex 'conspiracy of coordination' between political, organisational and psychological developments.


capital Nation Organisation organization social theory

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