Max Weber in Politics and Social Thought

From Charisma to Canonization
Author: Joshua Derman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139577077
Category: Political Science
Page: N.A
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Max Weber is widely regarded as one of the foundational thinkers of the twentieth century. But how did this reclusive German scholar manage to leave such an indelible mark on modern political and social thought? Max Weber in Politics and Social Thought is the first comprehensive account of Weber's wide-ranging impact on both German and American intellectuals. Drawing on a wide range of sources, Joshua Derman illuminates what Weber meant to contemporaries in the Weimar Republic and Nazi Germany and analyzes why they reached for his concepts to articulate such widely divergent understandings of modern life. The book also accounts for the transformations that Weber's concepts underwent at the hands of émigré and American scholars, and in doing so, elucidates one of the major intellectual movements of the mid-twentieth century: the transatlantic migration of German thought.

The Political and Social Theory of Max Weber

Collected Essays
Author: Wolfgang J. Mommsen
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226534008
Category: Political Science
Page: 240
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Preface Acknowledgements Bibliographical Note and Abbreviations Part I - Politics and Social Theory 1. Politics and Scholarship: The Two Icons in Max Weber's Life 2. The Antinomical Structure of Max Weber's Political Thought 3. Max Weber's Theory of Legitimacy Today Part II - Max Weber on Socialism and Political Radicalism 4. Capitalism and Socialism: Weber's Dialogue with Marx 5. Joining the Underdogs? Weber's Critique of the Social Democrats in Wilhelmine Germany 6. Roberto Michels and Max Weber: Moral Conviction versus the Politics of Responsibility Part III - The Development of Max Weber's Theoretical Ideas 7. Max Weber on Bureaucracy and Bureaucratization: Threat to Liberty and Instrument of Creative Action 8. Ideal Type and Pure Type: Two Variants of Max Weber's Ideal-typical Method 9. Rationalization and Myth in Weber's Thought 10. The Two Dimensions of Social Change in Max Weber's Sociological Theory Part IV - The Rediscovery of Max Weber 11. Max Weber in Modern Social Thought Notes Index.

Democracy and the Political in Max Weber's Thought


Author: Terry Maley
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442643366
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 292
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Max Weber is best known as one of the founders of modern sociology and the author of the Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, but he also made important contributions to modern political and democratic theory. In Democracy and the Political in Max Weber's Thought, Terry Maley explores, through a detailed analysis of Weber's writings, the intersection of recent work on Weber and on democratic theory, bridging the gap between these two rapidly expanding areas of scholarship. Maley critically examines how Weber's realist 'model' of democracy defines and constrains the possibilities for democratic agency in modern liberal-democracies. Maley also looks at how ideas of historical time and memory are constructed in his writings on religion, bureaucracy, and the social sciences. Democracy and the Political in Max Weber's Thought is both an accessible introduction to Weber's political thought and a spirited defense of its continued relevance to debates on democracy.

Politics and Sociology in the Thought of Max Weber


Author: Anthony Giddens
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745672132
Category: Social Science
Page: 64
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This book provides an interpretation of one of the key aspects of Max Weber’s work: the relationship between his political and sociological writings. Weber’s sociological studies have often been treated as if they were completely separate from his political attitudes and interests, and in general his political writings have remained less well-known than his sociological work. The book contains three main sections. The first of these analyses the principal concerns underlying Weber’s political assessment of the prospective development of post-Bismarckian Germany. The second examines some of the way in which these views channelled his interests in sociology and influences his studies of capitalism, authority and religion. Finally, the third main section ‘reverses’ this perspective, showing how his conceptions of sociology and social philosophy in turn influenced the evolution of his assessment of German politics.

In the Grip of Freedom

Law and Modernity in Max Weber
Author: Cary Boucock
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802083425
Category: Political Science
Page: 230
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Examining the relationship between Weber's Sociology of Law and his interpretation of the structure and meaning of modern society, Boucock looks at Weber's thought in the context of developments in Canada since 1982.

Politics, Sociology and Social Theory

Encounters with Classical and Contemporary Social Thought
Author: Anthony Giddens
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745677177
Category: Social Science
Page: 312
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Built upon a series of critical encounters with major figures in classical and present-day social and political thought, this volume offers not only a challenging critique of major traditions of social and political analysis, but unique insights into the ideas which Giddens has developed over the past two decades.

Weber: Political Writings


Author: Max Weber,Peter Lassman,Ronald Speirs
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521397193
Category: History
Page: 390
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Max Weber (1864-1920), generally known as a founder of modern social science, was concerned with political affairs throughout his life. The texts in this edition span his career and illustrate the development of his political thinking on the fate of Germany and the nature of politics in the modern Western state in an age of cultural "disenchantment." The introduction discusses the central themes of Weber's political thought, and a chronology, notes and an annotated bibliography place him in his political and cultural context.

Max Weber's Politics of Civil Society


Author: Sung Ho Kim
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139453561
Category: Political Science
Page: N.A
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This book is an in-depth interpretation of Max Weber as a political theorist of civil society. On the one hand, it reads Weber's ideas from the perspective of modern political thought, rather than the modern social sciences; on the other, it offers a liberal assessment of this complex political thinker without attempting to apologize for his shortcomings. Through an alternative reading of Weber's religious, epistemological and political writings, the book shows Weber's concern with public citizenship in a modern mass democracy and civil society as its cultivating ground. Kim argues Weber's political thought, thus recast, was deeply informed by Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche and other German political thinkers and also reveals an affinity to the liberal-republican tradition best represented by Mill and Tocqueville. Kim has effectively resuscitated Weber as a political thinker for our time in which civic virtues and civil society have once again become one of the dominant issues.

Max Webers Theorie des modernen Staates

Herkunft, Struktur und Bedeutung
Author: Andreas Anter
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: State, The
Page: 256
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Max Weber


Author: Peter Lassman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351965417
Category: Social Science
Page: 674
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This volume contains key writings, mainly recent, that define the current debate concerning our understanding of the nature of Max Weber's social and political thought. Topics covered include the interpretation of his central concepts; problems of method; meaning and value; liberalism, nationalism and democracy; and the fate of politics in a disenchanted world. Supplemented by a detailed and thoughtful introduction, this collection will be essential for libraries in social sciences and all scholars and students of Weber.

Reason, Conflict and Power

Modern Political and Social Thought from 1688 to the Present
Author: Jim Rodgers
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761827092
Category: Political Science
Page: 141
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In Reason, Conflict and Power, Jim Rodgers provides an analytic, general survey of major political and social theorists of the "modern" era, from 1688 to the present. Major political belief systems are described and explained in a manner that is clearly connected to the chief writers of democratic capitalism, socialism, fascism, nationalism, feminism, and environmentalism, from a historical perspective. Patterns of social thought pertaining to large, private and public organizations, social systems, social conflict and behavior are incorporated into this concise examination of great political and social thinkers and their ideas.

Politics, Death, and the Devil

Self and Power in Max Weber and Thomas Mann
Author: Harvey Goldman
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520912373
Category: Social Science
Page: 350
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This sequel to Harvey Goldman's well-received Max Weber and Thomas Mann continues his rich exploration of the political and cultural critiques embodied in the more mature writings of these two authors. Combining social and political thought, intellectual history, and literary interpretation, Goldman examines in particular Weber's "Science as a Vocation" and "Politics as a Vocation" and Mann's The Magic Mountain and Doctor Faustus. Goldman deals with the ways in which Weber and Mann sought an antidote to personal and cultural weakness through "practices" for generating strength, mastery, and power, drawing primarily on ascetic traditions at a time when the vitality of other German traditions was disappearing. Power and mastery concerned both Weber and Mann, especially as they tried to resolve problems of politics and culture in Germany. Although their resolutions of the problems they confronted seem inadequate, they show the significance of linking social and political thought to conceptions of self and active worldly practices. Trenchant and illuminating, Goldman's book is essential reading for anyone interested in political theory, social thought, and the intellectual history of Germany.

Max Weber and the Theory of Modern Politics


Author: David Beetham
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745676626
Category: Social Science
Page: 304
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Max Weber's writings on the politics of Wilhelmine in Germany andthe Russian revolutions of 1905 and 1917 are much less well knownthan his contributions to historical and theoretical sociology, yetthey are essential to any overall assessment of his thought.Drawing on these writings, still mostly untranslated, David Beethamoffers the most comprehensive account available in English ofWeber's political theory. The book explores Weber's central concern with the prospects forliberal Parliamentarism in authoritarian societies and in an age ofmass politics and bureaucratic organization, and shows how thisconcern led him to a revision of democratic theory which is stillinfluential. It argues that Weber's analyzis of the class basis ofcontemporary politics necessitate a modification in some of theaccepted interpretations of his sociology of modern capitalism. Aspecial feature of the book is its full treatment of the extensiveGerman literature on Weber's political thought. This second edition contains a substantial new criticalintroduction and an expanded bibliography. Otherwise the text ofthe widely acclaimed first edition remains unaltered. This is abook which adds an essential dimension to the understanding of MaxWeber for students of sociology and politics who have previouslyonly approached his work through his sociological writings.

Max Weber

Die Leidenschaft des Denkens
Author: Joachim Radkau
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783423347907
Category:
Page: 924
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Die protestantische Ethik und der Geist des Kapitalismus


Author: Max Weber
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
ISBN: 384961221X
Category:
Page: 271
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Die Serie "Meisterwerke der Literatur" beinhaltet die Klassiker der deutschen und weltweiten Literatur in einer einzigartigen Sammlung für Ihren eBook Reader. Lesen Sie die besten Werke großer Schriftsteller,Poeten, Autoren und Philosophen auf Ihrem Kindle Reader. Dieses Werk bietet zusätzlich * Eine Biografie/Bibliografie des Autors. Die protestantische Ethik und der Geist des Kapitalismus ist ein Werk von Max Weber, das zuerst in Form eines zweiteiligen Aufsatzes im November 1904 und Frühjahr 1905 im Archiv für Sozialwissenschaften und Sozialpolitik, Bd. XX und XXI erschien, und das 1920 in überarbeiteter Fassung veröffentlicht wurde. Es zählt neben Webers Schrift Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft zu seinen international wichtigsten Beiträgen zur Soziologie und ist ein grundlegendes Werk der Religionssoziologie. Zwischen der protestantischen Ethik und dem Beginn der Industrialisierung bzw. des Kapitalismus in Westeuropa besteht nach diesem Werk ein enger Zusammenhang. Die Kompatibilität („Wahlverwandtschaften“) der Ethik oder religiösen Weltanschauung der Protestanten, insbesondere der Calvinisten, und dem kapitalistischen Prinzip der Akkumulation von Kapital und Reinvestition von Gewinnen waren ein idealer Hintergrund für die Industrialisierung. (aus wikipedia.de)

Love Or Greatness (Routledge Revivals)

Max Weber and Masculine Thinking
Author: Roslyn Wallach Bologh
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135156433
Category: Philosophy
Page: 376
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This work, first published in 1990, reissues the first thorough examination of the essentially masculine nature of Max Weber's social and political thinking. Through a detailed examination of his central texts, the author demonstrates Weber's masculine reading of 'social life' and shows how his work advocates a masculine form of life that poses a challenge to contemporary women and to feminism. In particular, she addresses the patriarchal implications of Weber's belief in the need to relegate the ethic of brotherly love to a private sphere in order to make possible rational action and the achievement of greatness in the public sphere.

Max Weber and the New Century


Author: Alan Sica
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9781412828239
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 201
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This work documents the continuing usefulness of Max Weber's unrivalled social thought. It offers a series of linked studies that treat Weber's concept of rationalization as expressed in different cultural forms, and Weber's relationship to modern philosophical thought.

Max Weber

Ein Leben zwischen den Epochen
Author: Jürgen Kaube
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644116113
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 496
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Bereits als Dreizehnjähriger studiert er die Werke Machiavellis und Luthers, mit neunundzwanzig wird er Professor, er ist zeitweise glühender Nationalist und sieht sich als Gesellschaftstourist dennoch gern den American Way of Life an: Max Weber (1864 – 1920) gehört nicht nur zu den einflussreichsten Denkern der Moderne, sondern ist zugleich eine der schillerndsten, widersprüchlichsten Persönlichkeiten des deutschen Geisteslebens im ausgehenden 19. und beginnenden 20. Jahrhundert. Er leidet an der zeittypischen «Nervenkrankheit», arbeitet wie besessen und vollendet dennoch kaum ein Buch; selbst sein Hauptwerk «Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft » erscheint erst posthum. Webers Bedeutung als Soziologe und Volkswirt, Historiker und Jurist ist unumstritten – seine Aufsätze haben Generationen von Akademikern und Politikern beeinflusst, weltweit –, aber was prägte ihn selbst, was trieb ihn an? Als Mensch ist Max Weber bis heute ein Geheimnis geblieben. Jürgen Kaube, einer der renommiertesten deutschen Wissenschaftsjournalisten, versucht in seiner mitreißend geschriebenen, anlässlich des 150. Geburtstags von Max Weber erscheinenden Biographie, dieses rastlose, stets am Rande der Erschöpfung geführte Leben zu ergründen – und entwirft zugleich ein faszinierendes Zeitbild der ersten großen Phase der Moderne.

Radical Ambition

C. Wright Mills, the Left, and American Social Thought
Author: Dan Geary
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520943445
Category: Social Science
Page: 296
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Sociologist, social critic, and political radical C. Wright Mills (1916-1962) was one of the leading public intellectuals in twentieth century America. Offering an important new understanding of Mills and the times in which he lived, Radical Ambition challenges the captivating caricature that has prevailed of him as a lone rebel critic of 1950s complacency. Instead, it places Mills within broader trends in American politics, thought, and culture. Indeed, Daniel Geary reveals that Mills shared key assumptions about American society even with those liberal intellectuals who were his primary opponents. The book also sets Mills firmly within the history of American sociology and traces his political trajectory from committed supporter of the Old Left labor movement to influential herald of an international New Left. More than just a biography, Radical Ambition illuminates the career of a brilliant thinker whose life and works illustrate both the promise and the dilemmas of left-wing social thought in the United States.

Methodology of Social Sciences

Max Weber
Author: Henry A. Finch
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 1412843839
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
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Max Weber wrote these methodological essays in the closest intimacy with actual research and against a background of constant and intensive meditation on substantive problems in the theory and strategy of the social sciences. They were written between 1903 and 1917, the most productive of Max Weber's life, when he was working on his studies in the sociology of religion and Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft. Weber had done important work in economic and legal history and had taught economic theory. On the basis of original investigations, he had acquired a specialist's knowledge of the details of German economic and social structure. His always vital concern for the political prosperity of Germany among the nations thrust him deeply into discussion of political ideals and programs. Weber's methodology still holds interest for us. Some of its shortcomings, from the contemporary viewpoint, may be attributed to the fact that some of the methodological problems that he treated could not be satisfactorily resolved prior to certain actual developments in research technique. These few qualifications aside, the work remains a pioneering work in large scale social research, from one of the field's masters.