Global Solidarity and Global Government: The Universal Subject of Psychoanalysis and Democracy

  • Robert Samuels
Part of the Critical Theory and Practice in Psychology and the Human Sciences book series (CTPPHS)


This chapter argues that we have to rethink the limits of nationalism as we recognize the need for a global government to confront the global challenges of climate change, financial capitalism, tax avoidance, terrorism, migration, and international poverty. By returning to the Freudian concepts of free association and the neutrality of the analyst, I offer a model for global solidarity and universal human rights.


Slavoj Zizek Climate change Global justice Descartes Universality Global government Naomi Klein Freud Lacan Free association 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Samuels
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  1. 1.UCSBSanta BarbaraUSA

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