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The Revolution of Happiness and Happiness in Revolutions: The Case of the First Portuguese Republic

  • Miguel Pereira LopesEmail author
  • Patrícia Jardim Da Palma
  • Telmo Ferreira Alves
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Part of the Cross-Cultural Advancements in Positive Psychology book series (CAPP, volume 6)

Abstract

This chapter focuses extensively and interestingly on the Portuguese Revolution of the beginning of the twentieth century that allowed for the establishment of the First Portuguese Republic and uses that case study to explore the relationship between happiness and political revolutions, debating if and how political revolutions are linked to happiness in people. They also open up a rich debate regarding the ways at a macro-level that can be used by a society and a nation to increase its citizen’s happiness. The case study that Miguel Pereira Lopes, Patricia Jardim da Palma, and Telmo Ferreira Alves have chosen, from their own country, brings a special light upon their conceptualization and perspectives while broadening the frontiers of the narrative to other national processes.

Keywords

Gross Domestic Product Happiness Level Conjunction Fallacy Happiness Study Universal Suffrage 
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Notes

Acknowledgments

The authors thank the support given by the Public Administration and Policy Centre (CAAP) of the School of Political and Social Sciences of the Lisbon Tech University (ISCSP-UTL).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Miguel Pereira Lopes
    • 1
    Email author
  • Patrícia Jardim Da Palma
    • 1
  • Telmo Ferreira Alves
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Social and Political Sciences, ISCSP, CAPP – Center for Public Policy and AdministrationTechnical University of LisbonLisbonPortugal

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