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  • Subjectivity in Political Economyby David P. Levine

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 49.95

    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 appropriate use of markets. This volume offers an exciting... more...

  • Politics without Reasonby David P. Levine

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 105.00

    Politics without Reason explores the roots of contemporary hostility toward liberalism. The thesis of the book is that ambivalence about the self and about desire as an expression of the self fosters the intense animosity we observe directed toward the liberal ideal. more...

  • Object Relations, Work and the Selfby David P. Levine

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 45.95

    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: guilt, greed and the self. Special attention is paid... more...

  • Wealth and Freedomby David P. Levine

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 37.00

    Modern life places a special emphasis on private affairs. Social institutions, and especially our economies, have been organized to facilitate the pursuit of private interests. At the center of this private world is a system of private property which, more than anything, satisfies our wants. Political economy studies the properties of this private... more...

  • The Capacity for Civic Engagementby David P. Levine

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 105.00

    While we do not lack for literature to guide us in thinking about public life, we have less to call on when our problem is not only to explore public ideals and institutions, but also to consider the nature and origin of our capacity to make a connection with and find meaning in those institutions and ideals. Levine explores the nature and origin... more...

  • Economic Studies (Routledge Revivals)by David P. Levine

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 46.95

    First published in 1977, David Levine's Economic 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 confusion and misdirection which baffles progress in all... more...

  • The Capacity for Ethical Conductby David P. Levine

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    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 concern in public life, in organizations and... more...

  • Psychoanalytic Studies of Creativity, Greed, and Fine Artby David P Levine

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    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 relationship between creativity and greed. This book also... more...

  • Psychoanalysis, Society, and the Inner Worldby David P. Levine

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 52.95

    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 contemporary world. Among the ideas explored in this... more...

  • Welfare, Right and the Stateby David P. Levine

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    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, but to what Levine refers to as the capacity to... more...