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Max Weber, Democracy and Modernisation
 
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Max Weber, Democracy and Modernisation
Edited by Ralph Schroeder
 
 
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These essays bring Weber's sociology to bear on the current transformation of the political landscape. After the collapse of communism, many states are faced with the challenges of democratization: they need to establish their legitimacy in an uncertain economic climate and within a new geopolitical order. The essays in this volume develop Weberian concepts and apply his comparative-historical method to deepen our understanding of these problems. They cover a wide range of examples, from the United States to Western and Eastern Europe, and from Russia and Japan to the Islamic states.


Description

These essays bring Weber's sociology to bear on the current transformation of the political landscape. After the collapse of communism, many states are faced with the challenges of democratization: they need to establish their legitimacy in an uncertain economic climate and within a new geopolitical order. The essays in this volume develop Weberian concepts and apply his comparative-historical method to deepen our understanding of these problems. They cover a wide range of examples, from the United States to Western and Eastern Europe, and from Russia and Japan to the Islamic states.


Contents

Abbreviations
Notes on the Contributors
Introduction
The Concept of Democracy in Weber's Political Sociology; S.Breuer
Democratization in World-Historical Perspective; R.Collins
State Formation and the Disciplined Individual in Weber's Historical Sociology; R.Axtmann
Max Weber and Plebiscitary Democracy; S.Eliaeson
The Nation-state, the Protestant Ethic, and Modernization; S.Whimster
From Weber's Political Sociology to Contemporary Liberal Democracy; R.Schroeder
Tocqueville and Weber on the Sociological Origins of Citizenship: The Political Culture of American Democracy; S.Kalberg
Max Weber and European Integration; C.Levy
Back to 'Mitteleuropa'? Weber, Germany, and Contemporary Central Europe; Z.Krasnodebski
Soviet Communism and Weberian Sociology; S.Breuer
Western Impact and Asian Values in Japan's Modernization; A Weberian Critique; W.Schwentker
Reframing Orientalism: Weber and Islam; M.Nafissi
Index


Authors

RALPH SCHROEDER is Professor in the School of Technology Management and Economics at Chalmers University in Gothenburg. He is the author of Max Weber and the Sociology of Culture and Possible Worlds: The Social Dynamic of Virtual Reality Technology.