The political economy of human well-being
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[ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] Politics permeates various aspects of our lives, including the quality of life people lead. However, existing political science scholarship on human well-being is relatively uncharted. This dissertation attempts to ignite scholarly interest in the politics of human well-being by bringing attention to the political dynamics that influence human lives. By providing a richer understanding of the political determinants of human well-being, this research sheds light on a subject of significant relevance today. In this dissertation, I provide a comprehensive explanation of domestic and international political factors that affect human well-being. The domestic determinants include party systems, governance, and core democratic attributes. The international determinants include globalization and international conflict. A time-series cross-sectional analysis is used to assess the relationship between these political factors and human well-being. Overall, this dissertation demonstrates that the role of politics extends to the domain of general welfare of citizens.
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