Marianna Esposito

The government of happiness. A genealogical and critical path around the concept of wellbeing

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The essay moves from Rousseau's conception of the nation as the starting point of a genealogical path which aims to a critical analysis of the term happiness in its economic-governmental understanding. The latter was historically accomplished during the 19th and 20th century by the welfare State, under the name of 'wellbeing'.


  • Public Happiness
  • Welfare State
  • Rousseau
  • Wellbeing


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