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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 discu ...more
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Published February 14th 2013 by Cambridge University Press (first published January 1992)
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W. Littlejohn
Feb 28, 2010 W. Littlejohn rated it really liked it
I just read the last essay, "The Profession and Vocation of Politics"--a penetrating, sophisticated, moving, and masterful treatment of the nature of the modern state and of political life, and of the ethical tensions of political action. It gains still greater significance from the pivotal context in which the lecture was first delivered--Germany in 1919, after the Great War and in the midst of revolution. This is a must-read for anyone wanting to understand the nature of modern politics. (Note ...more
nico
Jun 12, 2016 nico rated it it was ok
"i'm so mad >:( our bureaucrats won't stop messing around so a strong political leader can emerge and boss germany into forming a colonial global empire and establishing a genocidal grip on Africa like all the cool countries are doing!" boo fucking hoo, weber.
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Jun 03, 2013 Godfrey rated it it was amazing
good book for ds
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Maximilian Carl Emil Weber was a German lawyer, politician, historian, sociologist and political economist, who profoundly influenced social theory and the remit of sociology itself. His major works dealt with the rationalization, bureaucratization and 'disenchantment' associated with the rise of capitalism. Weber was, along with his associate Georg Simmel, a central figure in t
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