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Normative Political Economy

Subjective Freedom, the Market and the State, 1st Edition

By David P. Levine


176 pages

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Normative Political Economy explores the criteria we use for judging economic institutions and economic policy. It argues that prevailing criteria lack sufficient depth in their understanding of subjective experience. David Levine's arguments cover topics which include:

* basic needs, equality and justice

* freedom, self-integration and creative living

* the role of the state

* capitalism and the good society

About the Author


David Levine is Professor of Economics in the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver. He is the author of nine books and numerous articles in the fields of economic theory, political economy and applied psychoanalysis. His recent publications include Wealth and Freedom (1995), Self-Seeking and the Pursuit of Justice (1997), and Subjectivity and Political Economy (1998).

About the Series

Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

In recent years, there has been widespread criticism of mainstream economics. This has taken many forms, from methodological critiques of its excessive formalism, to concern about its failure to connect with many of the most pressing social issues. This series provides a forum for research which is developing alternative forms of economic analysis. Reclaiming the traditional 'political economy' title, it refrains from emphasising any single school of thought, but instead attempts to foster greater diversity within economics.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Economic Policy