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Professor Carl Levy

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PositionProfessor of Politics
Department Politics
Email c.levy (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone+44 (0)20 7919 7746
Professor Carl Levy

Biographical information

I joined the Department in 1991. I formerly held posts at Queen Mary Westfield College, the University of Kent at Canterbury and the Open University. I received a BA from the State University of New York at Buffalo and an MA and PhD from the London School of Economics. From 1992 to 1997, I was on the Executive Committee of the Association for the study of Modern Italy and am joint convenor of the research seminar, Modern Italian History: the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Institute of Historical Research, School of Advanced Study, University of London. I was inaugural Head of Department of Politics from 2002 to 2006.

I have held visiting fellowships and professorships at Nuffield and Magdalen Colleges, Oxford, the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, and LUISS, Rome. I have been interviewed on the BBC, ITN, Channel 4, CNN, Sky TV and BBC World Service.

Teaching

 

  • First Year Undergraduate: UK and European Comparative Governance and Politics: Spring term (France, Germany and Italy).
  • Second Year Undergraduate: Comparative European Politics, full year.
  • Third year Undergraduate: Anarchism, one term.
  • Masters: The Government and Politics of the European Union, one term.

 

Areas of supervision

 

  • Anarchism and Syndicalism
  • Antonio Gramsci
  • Comparative European Politics  
  • European Refugee and Asylum-Seeker Policy
  • European Regulation of E-Economy and Digital Media
  • Higher Education in Europe since 1945/History of the Educated and Political Sociology of the Middle Classes in Europe
  • Modern and Contemporary Italian History and Politics (1861 to present)

 

Research Interests

I have pubished widely in the fields of comparative European history and politics, modern Italian politics and history, and policymaking and regulation within the European Union.

Books:

  1. C. Levy (ed.), Socialism and the Intelligentsia 1880-1914 (Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1987).
  2. C. Levy, (ed.), Italian Regionalism: History, Identity and Politics (Berg, 1996).
  3. C. Levy with J. Littlewood and V. Symes (eds.), The Future of Europe: Problems and Issues for the Twenty-First Century (Macmillan, 1997).
  4. C. Levy, Gramsci and the Anarchists, (Berg, 1999).
  5. C. Levy with A. Bloch (eds.), Refugees, Citizenship and Social Policy in Europe (Macmillan, 1999)
  6. C. Levy with M. Roseman (eds.), Three Postwar Eras in Comparison. Western Europe 1918-1945-1989 (Palgrave, 2001).

 

Selected recent articles and book chapters (since 2005): 

  1. C. Levy. ‘The European Union after 9/11: The Demise of a Liberal Democratic Asylum Regime?’, Government and Opposition , Vol. 40, No. 1, 2005, pp. 26-59.
  2. C. Levy, ‘Intellectual Unemployment and Political Radicalism in Italy, 1968-1982’, in A. Cento Bull and A. Giorgio (eds.), Speaking Out and Silencing: Culture, Society and Politics in Italy in the 1970s, Legenda, London, 2006, pp. 129-44.
  3. C. Levy, ‘Lords and Peasants’, in S. Berger (ed.), Blackwell Companion to Nineteenth-Century European History (1789-1914), Blackwell, Oxford, 2006, pp. 70-85.
  4. C. Levy, ‘”Sovversivismo”: The Radical Political Culture of Otherness in Liberal Italy’, Journal of Political Ideologies , Vol. 12, No. 2, 2007, pp. 147-161.
  5. C. Levy, ‘The Anarchist Assassin in Italian History, 1870s to 1930s’, in S. Gundle and L. Rinaldi (eds.), Assassination and Murder in Modern Italy. Transformations in Society and Culture, Palgrave Macmillan, New York/London, 2007, pp. 207-232.
  6. C. Levy, L’État fasciste, antisémitisme et la Shoah : les grands courants historiographiques’, Revue d’Histoire de la Shoah, no. 189, July-December 2008, pp. 497-510.
  7. C. Levy, ‘Refugees, Europe, Camps/State of Exception: “Into the Zone”, the European Union and Extraterritorial Processing of Migrants, Refugees and Asylum-Seekers (Theories and Practice), Refugee Survey Quarterly , Vol. 29, No. 1, 2010, pp. 92-119.
  8. C. Levy, ‘The Rooted Cosmopolitan: Errico Malatesta, Syndicalism, Transnationalism and the International Labour Movement’, D. Berry and C. Bantman (eds.), New Perspectives on Anarchism, Labour & Syndicalism: The Individual, the National and the Transnational, Cambridge Scholars Press, Newcastle, 2010, pp, 61-79.
  9. C. Levy, 'Social Histories of Anarchism', Journal for the Study of Radicalism, Vol. 4, No. 2, 2010, pp. 1-44. 
  10. C. Levy, 'Anarchism and Cosmopolitanism', Journal of Political Ideologies , Vol. 16, No. 3, 2011, pp. 265-278.
  11. C. Levy, (Editor of Special Issue of Anarchist Studies on Colin Ward), 'Introduction: Colin Ward (1924-2010)', Anarchist Studies, Vol. 19, No. 2, 2011, pp. 7-15

Forthcoming monographs include: Antonio Gramsci: Machiavelli, Marxism and Modernism, Polity, Cambridge, 2012 and The Rooted Cosmopolitan: Errico Malatesta, a Life in Exile.

 

Publications

Edited Book

Anarchism Today
Newman, Saul and Levy, Carl, eds. 2014. Anarchism Today. Routledge.

Edited Journal

Special issue - Colin Ward, Anarchist Studies
Levy, Carl, ed. 2011. Special issue - Colin Ward, Anarchist Studies.

Book Section

'Forward'
Levy, Carl. 2015. 'Forward'. In: Vernon Richards, ed. Malatesta. Life and Ideas. The Anarchist Writings of Errico Malatesta. Oakland, CA: PM Press, v-xvi. ISBN 978-1-62963-932-8

'Racism, Immigration and New Identities in Italy'
Levy, Carl. 2015. 'Racism, Immigration and New Identities in Italy'. In: A. Mammone; E. G. Parini and G. A. Veltri, eds. Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Italy. London: Routledge, pp. 49-63. ISBN 978-0415-60417-8

Da Bresci a Wormwood Scrubs: Il "capo" dell'anarchismo mondiale a Londra"
Levy, Carl. 2015. Da Bresci a Wormwood Scrubs: Il "capo" dell'anarchismo mondiale a Londra". In: Davide Turcato, ed. Errico Malatesta, "Lo Sciopero Armato". Il lungo esilio londinese 1900-1913. Opere Complete, Vol. 5. Milan: Zero in Condotta, XV-XXX. ISBN 978-88-95950-38-9

'Anarchist Anti-Communism'
Levy, Carl. 2014. 'Anarchist Anti-Communism'. In: Kevin Morgan, ed. Twentieth Century Communism. London: Lawrence and Wishart, pp. 24-32. ISBN 978-1909831-056

The Othering of Italy: Postmodern Approaches to the Study of Racism in Italy
Levy, Carl. 2013. The Othering of Italy: Postmodern Approaches to the Study of Racism in Italy. In: David Forgacs, ed. Language, Space, and Otherness in Italy since 1861. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, /-/. ISBN /

Errico Malatesta and Charismatic Leadership
Levy, Carl. 2012. Errico Malatesta and Charismatic Leadership. In: J-W Stutje, ed. Charisma and Emergent Social Movements. Oxford/New York: Berghahn, /-/. ISBN 978-085745-329-7

Antonio Gramsci, Anarchism Syndicalism and Sovversivismo
Levy, Carl. 2012. Antonio Gramsci, Anarchism Syndicalism and Sovversivismo. In: D Berry; R Kinna; S Pinta and A Prichard, eds. Politics in Red and Black: 20th Century Libertarian Socialism. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, /-/. ISBN /

"Into the Zone”: The European Union and Extra-Territorial Processing for Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers: Policy Discussions 2001-2005
Levy, Carl. 2011. "Into the Zone”: The European Union and Extra-Territorial Processing for Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers: Policy Discussions 2001-2005. In: F Demier and E Musiani, eds. La démocratie europénne à l’épreuve des changements économiques et sociaux, XIXe-XX siècle. Bologna: Bonomia University Press, pp. 207-222. ISBN 978-88-739-702-7

The Rooted Cosmopolitan: Errico Malatesta, Sydnicalism, Transnationalism and the International Labour Movement’
Levy, Carl. 2010. The Rooted Cosmopolitan: Errico Malatesta, Sydnicalism, Transnationalism and the International Labour Movement’. In: D. Berry and C. Bantman, eds. Perspectives on Anarchism, Labour & Syndicalism: The Individual, the National and the Transnational. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholar Press, pp. 61-79. ISBN 978-1-4438-2393-7/I-4438-2393-7

Malatesta, Errico
Levy, Carl. 2009. Malatesta, Errico. In: I Ness, ed. International Enclyclopedia of Revolution and Protest. Oxford: Blackwell, pp. 2168-2171. ISBN 978-1405184649

Intellectual Unemployment and Political Radicalism in Italy, 1968-1982
Levy, Carl. 2006. Intellectual Unemployment and Political Radicalism in Italy, 1968-1982. In: Anna Cento Bull and Adalgisa Giorgio, eds. Speaking Out and Silencing: Culture, Society and Politics in Italy in the 1970s. Legenda, pp. 132-145. ISBN 9781904350729

Article

Gramsci's Cultural and Political Sources: Anarchism in the Prison Writings
Levy, Carl. 2011. Gramsci's Cultural and Political Sources: Anarchism in the Prison Writings. The Journal of Romance Studies, 12(3), pp. 44-62. ISSN 1473-3536

Anarchism and cosmopolitanism
Levy, Carl. 2011. Anarchism and cosmopolitanism. Journal of Political Ideologies, 16(3), pp. 265-278. ISSN 1356-9317

Colin Ward (1924-2010)
Levy, Carl. 2011. Colin Ward (1924-2010). Anarchist Studies, 19(2), pp. 7-15. ISSN 0967 3393

Refugees, Europe, Camps/State of Exception: "Into The Zone", the European Union and Extraterritorial Processing of Migrants, Refugees, and Asylum-seekers (Theories and Practice)
Levy, Carl. 2010. Refugees, Europe, Camps/State of Exception: "Into The Zone", the European Union and Extraterritorial Processing of Migrants, Refugees, and Asylum-seekers (Theories and Practice). Refugee Survey Quarterly, 29(1), pp. 92-119. ISSN 1020-4067

Social Histories of Anarchism
Levy, Carl. 2010. Social Histories of Anarchism. Journal for the Study of Radicalism, 4(2), pp. 1-44. ISSN 1930-1189

A Man between Two Worlds? Palmiro Togliatti and the Italian Communist Party
Levy, Carl. 2009. A Man between Two Worlds? Palmiro Togliatti and the Italian Communist Party. Twentieth Century Communism, 1(1), pp. 171-174. ISSN 1758-6437

Frustrated of Islington
Levy, Carl. 2009. Frustrated of Islington. Contemporary European History, 18(1), pp. 415-418. ISSN 0960-7773

L’État fasciste, antisémitisme et la Shoah: les grands courants historiographiques
Levy, Carl. 2008. L’État fasciste, antisémitisme et la Shoah: les grands courants historiographiques. Revue de la Shoah, 189, pp. 497-510. ISSN 1281-1505

'Sovversivismo': The radical political culture of otherness in Liberal Italy
Levy, Carl. 2007. 'Sovversivismo': The radical political culture of otherness in Liberal Italy. Journal of Political Ideologies, 12(2), pp. 147-161. ISSN 1356-9317

The European Union after 9/11: The Demise of a Liberal Democratic Asylum Regime?
Levy, Carl. 2005. The European Union after 9/11: The Demise of a Liberal Democratic Asylum Regime? Government and Opposition, 40(1), pp. 26-59. ISSN 0017-257X

The centre and the suburbs: social protest and modernization in Milan and Turin, 1898-1917
Levy, Carl. 2002. The centre and the suburbs: social protest and modernization in Milan and Turin, 1898-1917. Modern Italy, 7(2), pp. 171-188. ISSN 13532944