Extended list of references
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.
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
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