Politics – References

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Barack Obama (2004) Keynote address at the Democratic National Convention, recorded by the New York Times, on 27th July 2004

Why is politics important for wellbeing?

Katherine Gehl & Michael Porter (2017) Why competition in the politics industry is failing America: A strategy for reinvigorating our democracy. Harvard Business School Report.

Ipsos (2019) Trust in professions – veracity index 2019.

2020 Edelman Trust Barometer Spring Update: Trust and the Covid-19 Pandemic

Opinium (2020) opinium.com/resource-center/public-opinion-on-coronavirus-13th-may/.
A later version of that survey: opinium.com/resource-center/public-opinion-on-coronavirus-26th-august/

Tim Lomas (2015)  Positive cross-cultural psychology: Exploring similarity and difference in constructions and experiences of wellbeing. International Journal of Wellbeing, 5(4).

Tim Lomas (2017) Positive politics: Left-wing versus right-wing policies, and their impact on the determinants of wellbeing. In The Routledge International Handbook of Critical Positive Psychology (pp. 351-367). Routledge.

John Helliwell, Richard Layard & Jeffrey Sachs (2019) World Happiness Report 2019. Sustainable Development Solutions Network.

Global Happiness and Wellbeing Policy Report 2019: happinesscouncil.org/report/2019/

Some political systems are more conducive to flourishing

Sean Wojcik, Arpine Hovasapian, Jesse Graham, Matt Motyl & Peter Ditto (2015) Conservatives report, but liberals display, greater happiness. Science, 347(6227), 1243-1246.

Jaime Napier & John Jost (2008) Why are conservatives happier than liberals? Psychological Science, 19(6), 565-572.

Robert MacCulloch (2018) How political systems and social welfare policies affect wellbeing: A literature review. In Ed Diener, Shigehiro Oishi, & Louis Tay (Eds.), Handbook of wellbeing. DEF Publishers.

Network of Wellbeing Economy Governments: wellbeingeconomy.org/wego-new

Nicola Sturgeon (2019) Why governments should prioritise wellbeing. TED talk.

New Zealand Government (2019) New Zealand Budget Policy Statement.

How can politics promote wellbeing?

Jeremy Frimer & Linda Skitka (2018) The Montagu Principle: Incivility decreases politicians’ public approval, even with their political base. Journal of personality and social psychology.

Richard Lau, Lee Sigelman & Ivy Brown Rovner (2007) The effects of negative political campaigns: A meta-analytic reassessment. The Journal of Politics, 69, 1176–1209.

How can wellbeing promote better politics?

Patricia Thomas (2009) Is it better to give or to receive? Social support and the well-being of older adults. Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 65(3), 351–357.

Ed Diener, Samantha Heintzelman, Kostadin Kushlev, Louis Tay, Derrick Wirtz, Leslie Lutes & Shigehiro Oishi (2017) Findings all psychologists should know from the new science on subjective well-being. Canadian Psychology/psychologie canadienne, 58(2), 87.

Change.org (2019) change.org/l/uk/the-people-power-index-methodology

Shigehiro Oishi & Ed Diener (2014). Can and should happiness be a policy goal? Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 1, 195-203.

Martine Durand (2018) Countries’ experiences with well-being and happiness metrics. OECD

Karma Ura, Sabina Alkire & Tshoki Zangmo (2008) A Short Guide to Gross National Happiness Index. The Centre for Bhutan Studies.

Anthony Petrosino, Carolyn Turpin-Petrosino & John Buehler (2003) Scared Straight and other juvenile awareness programs for preventing juvenile delinquency: A systematic review of the randomized experimental evidence The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 589(1), 41-62.

Positive political communication

Global Mindfulness Initiative: themindfulnessinitiative.org/global-political-network.

Rachel Lilley, Mark Whitehead, Rachel Howell, Rhys Jones & Jessica Pykett (2016) Mindfulness, behaviour change and engagement in environmental policy: An evaluation. Aberystwyth University.

Rachel Lilley & Mark Whitehead (2019) Does mindfulness in politics make any difference? Open Democracy.

Luke Wreford & Paula Haddock (2019) Mindfulness and Social Change. Open Democracy.

Compassion in Politics (2019)  Polling to date, June 2019.

Meredith Taylor Long (2016) Compassion in Red and Blue: The Politics of who Cares about Whom.

World Values Survey: worldvaluessurvey.org/WVSContents.jsp

Grassroots politics

Abahlali baseMjondolo: abahlali.org

BBC Storyville (2021)  I am Greta.

Prada fur boycott: bbc.co.uk/news/business-48370370

Involve: involve.org.uk (UK’s leading public participation charity whose mission is to put people at the heart of decision making)

Making change happen

Jaideep Prabhu (2021). How should a government be? The new levers of state power. Profile Books

Changing the voting system

Ben Seyd, John Curtice & Jonathan Rose (2018) How might reform of the political system appeal to discontented citizens? The British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 20(2), 263-284.

Information about PR systems: makevotesmatter.org.uk/mythbusting

Involving citizens in policy and decision-making

Ireland citizen’s assembly: citizensassembly.ie/en/

America in One Room: helena.org/projects/america-in-one-room

Stanford University Center for Deliberative Democracy: cdd.stanford.edu/

James Fishkin (2009) When the people speak: Deliberative democracy and public consultation. OUP.

David Mair, Laura Smillie, Giovanni La Placa, Florian Schwendinger, Milena Raykovska,  Zsuzsanna Pasztor & Rene van Bavel (2019) Understanding our political nature: How to put knowledge and reason at the heart of political decision-making. European Commission, Joint Research Centre EUR, 29783.

George Monbiot (2017) Out of the wreckage: A new politics for an age of crisis. Verso Books.

People powered change

MoveOn: moveon.org/

38 Degrees: 38degrees.org.uk/
GetUp! getup.org.au/

Avaaz: avaaz.org

Change.org: change.org/about