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A Foucauldian Discourse Analysis Of The National Wellbeing Project

In 2010, the Conservative-Liberal coalition government invited the Office for National Statistics (ONS) to develop new measures of national wellbeing. British Prime Minister David Cameron was quoted as saying that a wellbeing index could “lead to government policy that is more focused, not just on the bottom line, but on all those things that make life worthwhile” (BBC, 2010). Read more

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A Critical Reflection On Evidence-Informed Policy In The National Wellbeing Debate

Following Labour’s 1999 White Paper ‘Modernising Government’, evidence-based policy (EBP) became a significant part of governmental approaches to policy-making and practice intervention. Read more

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Does Marx View A Moral Progress In History?

Few thinkers have had as powerful an intellectual impact on human life as Karl Marx. His work was a prodigious attempt to derive the laws that govern the behaviour of human beings, to understand what men are and how they come to act as they do. Read more

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The Bio-Power Of Wellbeing Science

In 2010, the Conservative-Liberal coalition government invited the Office for National Statistics (ONS) to develop new measures of national wellbeing. British Prime Minister David Cameron was quoted as saying that a wellbeing index “could give us a general picture of whether life is improving.” Read more

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Utopian Thinking In Habermas’s Normative Theory

Jürgen Habermas is an immensely influential figure within social and political theory. The ambition of his grand theory, his preoccupation with the formation of democracy, the belief that change in civil society can contest the domination of instrumental reason, has fuelled his intellectual career. Read more

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An Analysis Of The UK National Wellbeing Project

The British political landscape, as we enter 2012, is in the midst of a tumultuous economic downturn. The current political discourses speak of stagnant growth and financial austerity lying before us, of a paradigmatic economic shift to follow years of boom, a shift that invites us to recalibrate how we evaluate what is important in our lives. Read more