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Politics on the Couch

Citizenship and the Internal Life, 1st Edition

By Andrew Samuels


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pub: 2007-12-31
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This is an accessible, lucid and stimulating account of the hidden psychology of politics and the hidden politics of the psyche. It is packed with original and imaginative ideas on economics, nationalism, "good-enough" leadership, the citizen and the state, women and men, fatherhood, and the citizen as a "therapist of the world". The author offers trenchant and timely critiques of the crisis in contemporary politics. The book will be important for politicians, people in management studies and the media, members of the therapy world, and all political activists.

Table of Contents

Preface -- The secret life of politics -- The politics of transformation -- A new deal for women and men -- The secret politics of the internal family -- The secret psychology of political forms -- The good-enough leader -- The good-enough father of whatever sex -- Politics, spirituality, psychotherapy -- The economic psyche -- The political clinic -- Psychotherapy, the citizen and the state -- Exploring national psychologies -- The transformation of politics

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health