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  • A Dangerous Place to Be

    Identity, Conflict, and Trauma in Higher Education

    By Matthew H. Bowker, David P. Levine

    Over the past several decades, colleges and universities in the United States and United Kingdom have made significant commitments to increasing diversity, most notably regarding race and gender. The result has not, however, been an amelioration of conflict over matters of difference. Instead,…

    Paperback – 2018-03-15

  • Dark Fantasy

    Regressive Movements and the Search for Meaning in Politics

    By David P. Levine

    Recent trends in politics culminating in the US with the election of Donald Trump both provoked and expressed a troubling intensification of emotion in the body politic. Heightened levels of anger, frustration, and distrust, the dismissal of the norms of politics and policy making, and the…

    Paperback – 2017-11-16

  • Psychoanalysis, Society, and the Inner World

    Embedded Meaning in Politics and Social Conflict

    By David P. Levine

    Psychoanalysis, Society, and the Inner World explores ideas from psychoanalysis that can be valuable in understanding social processes and institutions and in particular, how psychoanalytic ideas and methods can help us understand the nature and roots of social and political conflict in the…

    Paperback – 2017-02-14

  • Psychoanalytic Studies of Creativity, Greed, and Fine Art

    Making Contact with the Self

    By David P Levine

    Throughout the history of psychoanalysis, the study of creativity and fine art has been a special concern.  Psychoanalytic Studies of Creativity, Greed and Fine Art: Making Contact with the Self makes a distinct contribution to the psychoanalytic study of art by focusing attention on the…

    Paperback – 2015-11-26

  • Subjectivity in Political Economy

    Essays on Wanting and Choosing

    By David P. Levine

    This book explores the way political economy understands human motivation. In it, the author argues that the assumptions typically made by economists regarding want and choice cannot adequately lay a foundation for answering important questions about the design of economic institutions and the…

    Paperback – 2014-12-02

  • Normative Political Economy

    Subjective Freedom, the Market and the State

    By David P. Levine

    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…

    Paperback – 2014-04-10
    Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

  • The Capacity for Ethical Conduct

    On psychic existence and the way we relate to others

    By David P. Levine

    What is the root cause of ethical failure? Why is preoccupation with ethics more a part of the problem than a part of the solution? What makes ethical conduct a natural expression of who we are? What enables us to be ourselves in our relations with others? Ethical failure has become a significant…

    Paperback – 2012-12-20

  • Economic Studies (Routledge Revivals)

    Contributions to the Critique of Economic Theory

    By David P. Levine

    First published in 1977, David Levine's Econom ic Studies offers a critique and reconstruction of the theoretical conception of economic life. The premise of the study is that only an investigation of the system of elementary economic relations - value, capital, production - can overcome the…

    Paperback – 2012-10-15

  • Welfare, Right and the State

    A Framework for Thinking

    By David P. Levine

    This book develops a creative theoretical framework for understanding the welfare state: the theory of the state and the idea of welfare connected to autonomy. Written by a well-known expert of political economy and welfare, it explores the nature of welfare and connects welfare not to basic needs,…

    Paperback – 2011-02-11
    Routledge Advances in International Political Economy

  • Object Relations, Work and the Self

    By David P. Levine

    In this book, David P. Levine applies psychoanalytic object relations theory to understanding work motivation and the meaning of work. Drawing on the writings of authors such as Donald Winnicott, Otto Kernberg and Melanie Klein, he explores three factors central to our effort to understand work:…

    Paperback – 2009-10-07

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