Happiness and voting behaviour

Publication type

Book Chapter


George Ward

Publication date

Series Number

NO. 3


Asks how the happiness of citizens affects whether and how people participate in voting


Politics, Psychology, Elections. Electoral Behaviour, Public Policy, Well Being, Societies, Health and Finance



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