Open access chapter and foreword by Katherine Trebeck of the Wellbeing Economy Alliance: A Modern Guide to Wellbeing Research

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A Modern Guide to Wellbeing Research

Pleased to be able to link here to our open access introductory chapter and foreword by Katherine Trebeck of the Wellbeing Economy Alliance, for a new edited collection A Modern Guide to Wellbeing Research, published by Edward Elgar out just a few weeks ago.

Exploring the threats to wellbeing from the environments we inhabit and the situations societies create and endure, chapters particularly look at wellbeing inequalities and the experiences of marginalised groups, demonstrating the connection between wellbeing and political struggle.

Provocative commentaries from leading scholars plus chapters on original theoretical developments and research studies across diverse world regions reveal wellbeing research based on situated practices, social differences and specific cultural contexts.

With 24 contributors, this Modern Guide assesses the influence and impact of wellbeing research on policy and practice across a range of sectors and spaces, including: wellbeing budgeting, nature-based interventions, urban design, environmental resource management, prisons, housing, international migration, and post-conflict situations.

‘A powerful, thought-provoking and timely contribution, offering new insights that will greatly enhance our understanding of well-being and its determinants.’

– Dimitris Ballas, University of Groningen, the Netherlands

‘An essential practical aide for charting the challenges facing us today with the ambition they merit, A Modern Guide to Wellbeing Research offers guidance for actions and policies to improve wellbeing while casting some light on the different understandings of this important, but complex concept.’

– Katherine Trebeck, Wellbeing Economy Alliance

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