Measuring Wellbeing: Towards Sustainability?

Measuring Wellbeing: Towards Sustainability?

by Karen Scott


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781849714631
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 07/03/2012
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Karen Scott is a research fellow at The Centre for Rural Economy at Newcastle University, UK. Her professional experience in social care, community planning and environmental fields underpins her academic research interest in the politics of human wellbeing and sustainable development at the local level.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Reviewing Wellbeing Concepts and Measurement 1.Introduction 2. Human Wellbeing and Quality of Life 3. Sustainable Wellbeing: An Oxymoron? 4. Leave it to the People? Power and Participation 5.The role of Indicators: Knowledge, Rationality and Public Policy Part 2 : Measuring Wellbeing in Practice 6. Case study in Blyth Valley District Council – Background and Context 7. Defining ‘Local’ Wellbeing: Discourse and Debate 8. Towards a Common Measure: Developing a Wellbeing Framework 9.Conclusion

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