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.

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology

Author: Edwin Amenta,Kate Nash,Alan Scott

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444355074

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

View: 9025

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology is a complete reference guide, reflecting the scope and quality of the discipline, and highlighting emerging topics in the field. Global in focus, offering up-to-date topics from an interdisciplinary, international set of scholars addressing key issues concerning globalization, social movements, and citizenship The majority of chapters are new, including those on environmental politics, international terrorism, security, corruption, and human rights Revises and updates all previously published chapters to include new themes and topics in political sociology Provides an overview of scholarship in the field, with chapters working independently and collectively to examine the full range of contributions to political sociology Offers a challenging yet accessible and complete reference guide for students and scholars

Max Webers "Religionssystematik"

Author: Hans Gerhard Kippenberg,Martin Riesebrodt

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161475016

Category: Social Science

Page: 349

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English summary: The volume offers a new approach to Max Weber's sociology of religion and his cross-culturally comparative studies. Focusing on key concepts and semantic fields, the discourse of the last turn of the century is reconstructed and Weber's location in it is defined. The volume shows Weber's dependency on other authors as well as his creativity and ingenuity in operationalizing concepts and linking them to an explanation of diverse civilizational developments. German description: Seit einigen Jahren ziehen Webers Studien zu den grossen Religionen die Aufmerksamkeit auf sich. Webers Behauptung, dass Judentum, Christentum, Islam, Hinduismus, Konfuzianismus und Buddhismus als Machte der Lebensregulierung Auswirkungen - positiver wie negativer Art - auf die Entstehung der modernen rationalen Kultur hatten, hat zunehmend in den Fachdisziplinen das Interesse geweckt. Kaum beachtet wurde hingegen, dass Webers Sicht ohne die Vorarbeit der zeitgenossischen vergleichenden Religionswissenschaft kaum denkbar gewesen ware. Erst ihre Paradigmen und Konzepte haben es ihm moglich gemacht, religionshistorische Daten zu Quellen einer universalen Kulturgeschichte zu machen. Das Interesse von Wissenschaftlern und Intellektuellen an der Religionsgeschichte grundete oftmals in der Annahme, dass die moderne, scheinbar areligiose Kultur nur im Kontext der Religionsgeschichte adaquat verstanden werden konne. Zudem stellte die Religion fur viele das starkste Gegengewicht zum modernen Utilitarismus dar, der als eine Gefahrdung der sozialmoralischen Ordnung und Kultur angesehen wurde. Gerade umgekehrt: Um ihre Entstehung zu analysieren, brauchte man die Hilfe der Religionsgeschichte. Max Weber selbst hat gelegentlich von seiner Religionssoziologie als Religionssystematik gesprochen. Die Autoren der Beitrage dieses Bandes machen Webers Stellung im wissenschaftlichen Diskurs der Jahrhundertwende sichtbar, sowohl in seiner Abhangigkeit von anderen Autoren wie auch in seiner Eigenstandigkeit und Kreativitat.

Max Weber and His Contempories

Author: Wolfgang J. Mommsen,Jurgen Osterhammel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135032297

Category: Reference

Page: 608

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Max Weber and His Contemporaries provides an unrivalled tour d'horizon of European intellectual life in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and an assessment of the pivotal position within it occupied by Max Weber. Weber's many interests in and contributions to, such diverse fields as epistemology, political sociology, the sociology of religion and economic history are compared with and connected to those of his friends, pupils and antagonists and also of those contemporaries with whom he had neither a personal relationship nor any kind of scholoarly exchange. Several contributors also explore Weber's attitudes towards the most important political positions of his time (socialism, conservatism and anarchism) and his own involvement in German politics. This volume contributes not only to a better understanding of one of the most eminent modern thinkers and social scientists, but also provides an intellectual biography of a remarkable generation. This book was first published in 1987.

Max Weber and the Dispute over Reason and Value

Author: Stephen P. Turner,Regis A. Factor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317833325

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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The problem of the nature of values and the relation between values and rationality is one of the defining issues of twentieth-century thought and Max Weber was one of the defining figures in the debate. In this book, Turner and Factor consider the development of the dispute over Max Weber's contribution to this discourse, by showing how Weber's views have been used, revised and adapted in new contexts. The story of the dispute is itself fascinating, for it cuts across the major political and intellectual currents of the twentieth century, from positivism, pragmatism and value-free social science, through the philosophy of Jaspers and Heidegger, to Critical Theory and the revival of Natural Right and Natural Law. As Weber's ideas were imported to Britain and America, they found new formulations and new adherents and critics and became absorbed into different traditions and new issues. This book was first published in 1984.

Understanding Weber

Author: Sam Whimster

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134198132

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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Understanding Weber provides an accessible and comprehensive explanation of the central issues of Weber's work. Using the most recent scholarship and editions of Weber's writings, Sam Whimster establishes the full range, depth and development of Max Weber's approach to the social and cultural sciences. This ground-breaking book: locates the central issues in Weber's writings and relates them to the golden era of social and cultural sciences argues that Weber remains the major exponent of the classical tradition still relevant today offers a new interpretation of the dynamic of Weber’s career as historian, social-economist, methodologist and sociologist. Weber's sociology still stands as a successful and valid underwriting of the substantive fields of power, law, rulership, culture, religion, civilizational configurations, and economic sociology. At a time of the turning away from grand theory to empirical policy studies, this book asserts the authority of Weber's conception and calls for a critical engagement with his legacy in order to understand the dynamics of a globalizing modernity. This is an indispensable guide to Weber's writings and will be an invaluable companion to The Essential Weber (2004). The book closely tracks the development of Weber’s thinking, an exploration that will make it an obligatory choice for undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as researchers in the fields of sociological theory, economic sociology and cultural studies.

British Democracy and Irish Nationalism 1876–1906

Author: Eugenio F. Biagini

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139467565

Category: History

Page: N.A

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A major 2007 study of the impact of Home Rule on liberalism and popular radicalism in Britain and Ireland. Eugenio Biagini argues that between 1876 and 1906 the crisis of public conscience caused by the Home Rule debate acted as the main catalyst in the remaking of popular radicalism. This was not only because of Ireland's intrinsic importance but also because the 'Irish cause' came to be identified with democracy, constitutional freedoms and humanitarianism. The related politics of emotionalism did not aid in finding a solution to either the Home Rule or the Ulster problem but it did create a popular culture of human rights based on the conviction that, ultimately, politics should be guided by non-negotiable moral imperatives. Adopting a comparative perspective, this book explores the common ground between Irish and British democracy and makes a significant contribution to the history of human rights, imperialism and Victorian political culture.


Author: Max Weber

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521292689

Category: Social Science

Page: 398

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In this volume, Mr Runciman has selected extracts, from Max Weber's writings which reflect the full range of his major concerns: the nature of domination in human society, the role of ideas in history, the social determinants of religion, the origin and impact of industrial capitalism and the scope and limits of social science itself. He has also included some shorter extracts from Weber's less familiar writings on such diverse topics as the stock exchange and the history of the piano.

Politics, Social Theory, Utopia and the World-System

Arguments in Political Sociology

Author: C. el-Ojeili

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230367216

Category: Social Science

Page: 237

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It is common to hear that we live in unique, turbulent and crisis-ridden times and this turbulence, transformation and crisis are said to be deeply significant - perhaps threatening - for the human sciences. Responding to such claims, this book provides an accessible engagement with pressing contemporary topics, such as violence, social movements, equality, identity and democracy. Foregrounding the imagination of possibilities (utopia), the mapping of the present (theory), and the transformation of the world-system (historical and global questions), the book surveys central issues and paradigms in contemproary political sociology, urging a recommitment to certain concepts and traditions for guidance in thinking and acting in the world.

Max Weber in Amerika

Wirkungsgeschichte und Rezeptionsgeschiche Webers in der anglo-amerikanischen Philosophie und Sozialwissenschaft

Author: Ágnes Erdélyi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783851650228

Category: Philosophy, American

Page: 254

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Bureaucracy and Administration

Author: Ali Farazmand

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420015225

Category: Political Science

Page: 652

View: 2220

Bureaucracy is an age-old form of government that has survived since ancient times; it has provided order and persisted with durability, dependability, and stability. The popularity of the first edition of this book, entitled Handbook of Bureaucracy, is testimony to the endurance of bureaucratic institutions. Reflecting the accelerated globalization of corporate capitalism, cultures, and governance systems and the additional complexity in the tasks of public administrators, Bureaucracy and Administration presents a comprehensive, global perspective that highlights the dramatic changes of the last 15 years in governance, business, and public administration. Reflects Dramatic Changes in Governance, Business, and Public Administration Through articles contributed by international experts, this volume provides a thorough analysis of bureaucracies worldwide and their effect on politics, economics, and society. The book begins by exploring the historical antecedents of bureaucracy, looking at some of the great ancient civilizations and their administrative traditions, achievements, and contributions to modern administration and governance systems. In the next section, leading scholars from political science, sociology, governance, and public administration present a detailed review of theoretical and conceptual perspectives on bureaucracies and bureaucratic politics. Following an examination of bureaucracy and public management and presenting topics such as the response to Hurricane Katrina, training of bureaucrats, and ethical issues, contributors review bureaucratic politics in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. The book concludes with a focused analysis of bureaucracy, change, reform, and revolution, highlighting implications for future governance and administration. Comprising theoretical and empirical analyses and including perspectives which span from ancient to modern times, this volume comprehensively and authoritatively advances the knowledge of the nature, role, and function of bureaucracy as the core of sound governance and administration around the world.

The Innovative Bureaucracy

Bureaucracy in an Age of Fluidity

Author: Alexander Styhre

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134156421

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 7499

Highly original and based on unique empirical research in the fields of organization theory and organization behaviour, this work makes an invaluable contribution to the literature on bureaucracy and innovation. Focusing on a study of two major companies working with innovation and new product development Styhre's critical analysis pushes the boundaries of bureaucracy studies beyond its current entrenched position. Departing from the traditional view that bureaucratic organizations are inefficient, incapable of responding to external changes, unable to orchestrate innovative work and provide meaningful jobs for its co-workers, this empirical study underlines the merits of a functional organization, the presence of specialist and expertise groups and hierarchical structures. Analyzing the literature of bureaucracy, the new forms of post-bureaucratic organizations and drawing on the philosophy of Henri Bergson, the author offers a model of bureaucracy, capable of both apprehending its functional organization and its continuous and ongoing modifications and changes to adapt to external conditions. Innovative and compelling, this book is an excellent text for advanced students of organization and management theory and managerial strategists and decision-makers across the globe.