Max Weber and German Politics, 1890-1920


Author: Wolfgang J. Mommsen,Michael Steinberg

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226533995

Category: Political Science

Page: 520

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A major work of German historiography, this comprehensive account of Weber's political views and activities reveals that, paradoxically, Weber was at once an ardent liberal and a determined German nationalist and imperialist. Wolfgang J. Mommsen shows the important links between these seemingly conflicting positions and provides a critique of Weber's sociology of power and his concept of democratic rule. First published in German in 1959, Max Weber and German Politics appeared in a revised edition in 1974 and became available in an English translation only in 1984. In writing this work, Mommsen drew extensively on Weber's published and unpublished essays, newspaper articles, memoranda, and correspondence.

Max Weber and German Politics


Author: Jacob Peter Mayer

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415174558

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

View: 5818

This volume traces the modern critical and performance history of this play, one of Shakespeare's most-loved and most-performed comedies. The essay focus on such modern concerns as feminism, deconstruction, textual theory, and queer theory.

Max Weber


Author: Peter Lassman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351965417

Category: Social Science

Page: 674

View: 9982

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.

Max Weber and International Relations


Author: Richard Ned Lebow

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108416381

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 7249

Max Weber explored the political, epistemological and ethical problems of modernity, and understood how closely connected they were. His efforts are imaginative, sophisticated, even inspiring, but also flawed. Weber's epistemological successes and failures highlight unresolvable tensions that are just as pronounced today and from which we have much to learn. This edited collection of essays offers novel readings of Weber's politics, approach to knowledge, rationality, counterfactuals, ideal types, power, bureaucracy, the state, history, and the non-Western world. The conclusions look at how some of his prominent successors have addressed or finessed the tensions of the epistemological between subjective values and subjective knowledge; the sociological between social rationalization and irrational myths; the personal among conflicting values; the political between the kinds of leaders democracies select and the national tasks that should be performed; and the tragic between human conscience and worldly affairs.

Geschichtswissenschaft im Geist der Demokratie

Wolfgang J. Mommsen und seine Generation


Author: Christoph Cornelißen

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3050089776

Category: History

Page: 364

View: 9849

Obwohl die Zeitgeschichtsschreibung in der Bundesrepublik inzwischen die Schwelle zu den 1970er Jahren überwinden konnte, ist die Selbstthematisierung der Fachgeschichte bislang kaum über das Jahr 1965 hinausgelangt. Zwar haben die Debatten über die Rolle der deutschen Historiker im Nationalsozialismus ebenfalls ein Licht auf ausgewählte Gründerväter der westdeutschen Geschichtswissenschaft geworfen, aber über die Angehörigen der so genannten "45er" (Dirk Moses) liegen bislang nur bruchstückhaft Informationen vor. Vor diesem Hintergrund wird hier erstmals der Versuch unternommen, ausgewählte Entwicklungen der westdeutschen Geschichtswissenschaft in den 1970er und 1980er Jahren näher zu ergründen. Im Mittelpunkt steht das weit gespannte wissenschaftliche und publizistische Werk des früheren Düsseldorfer Historikers Wolfgang J, Mommsen (1930–2004), von dem wesentliche Impulse sowohl auf die Erforschung des Deutschen Kaiserreichs als auch die Auseinandersetzung mit dem Werk Max Webers in der Bundesrepublik ausgegangen sind. Daneben steht Wolfgang J. Mommsen, der über mehrere Jahre das Deutsche Historische Institut in London leitete, mit seinem Namen für die Internationalisierung der westdeutschen Geschichtswissenschaft. Der Band rückt somit einen der bekanntesten westdeutschen Historiker der 1970er und 1980er Jahre in den Mittelpunkt, um den Hauptdeutungslinien, den Wirkungsmechanismen und den generationellen

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.

Germany at the Fin de Siecle

Culture, Politics, and Ideas


Author: Suzanne L. Marchand,David F. Lindenfeld

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 9780807129791

Category: History

Page: 330

View: 2031

The phrase fin de siecle conjures up images of artistic experimentation and political decadence. The contributors to this volume argue that Wilhelmine Germany - best known for its industrial and military muscle - also shared these traits.The phrase fin de siecle conjures up images of artistic experimentation and political decadence. The contributors to this volume argue that Wilhelmine Germany - best known for its industrial and military muscle - also shared these traits. Their essays look back to the years between 1885 and 1914 to find in Germany a mixture of sociopolitical malaise and experimental exhilaration that was similar in many ways to the better-known cases of France and Austria

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

View: 6781

Hitler's Empire

Nazi Rule in Occupied Europe


Author: Mark Mazower

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141917504

Category: Political Science

Page: 768

View: 6596

The powerful, disturbing history of Nazi Europe by Mark Mazower, one of Britain's leading historians and bestselling author of Dark Continent and Governing the World Hitler's Empire charts the landscape of the Nazi imperial imagination - from those economists who dreamed of turning Europe into a huge market for German business, to Hitler's own plans for new transcontinental motorways passing over the ethnically cleansed Russian steppe, and earnest internal SS discussions of political theory, dictatorship and the rule of law. Above all, this chilling account shows what happened as these ideas met reality. After their early battlefield triumphs, the bankruptcy of the Nazis' political vision for Europe became all too clear: their allies bailed out, their New Order collapsed in military failure, and they left behind a continent corrupted by collaboration, impoverished by looting and exploitation, and grieving the victims of war and genocide. About the author: Mark Mazower is Ira D.Wallach Professor of World Order Studies and Professor of History Professor of History at Columbia University. He is the author of Hitler's Greece: The Experience of Occupation, 1941-44, Dark Continent: Europe's Twentieth Century, The Balkans: A Short History (which won the Wolfson Prize for History), Salonica: City of Ghosts (which won both the Duff Cooper Prize and the Runciman Award) and Governing the World: The History of an Idea. He has also taught at Birkbeck College, University of London, Sussex University and Princeton. He lives in New York.

War in Social Thought

Hobbes to the Present


Author: Hans Joas,Wolfgang Knöbl

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400844746

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 8233

This book, the first of its kind, provides a sweeping critical history of social theories about war and peace from Hobbes to the present. Distinguished social theorists Hans Joas and Wolfgang Knöbl present both a broad intellectual history and an original argument as they trace the development of thinking about war over more than 350 years--from the premodern era to the period of German idealism and the Scottish and French enlightenments, and then from the birth of sociology in the nineteenth century through the twentieth century. While focusing on social thought, the book draws on many disciplines, including philosophy, anthropology, and political science. Joas and Knöbl demonstrate the profound difficulties most social thinkers--including liberals, socialists, and those intellectuals who could be regarded as the first sociologists--had in coming to terms with the phenomenon of war, the most obvious form of large-scale social violence. With only a few exceptions, these thinkers, who believed deeply in social progress, were unable to account for war because they regarded it as marginal or archaic, and on the verge of disappearing. This overly optimistic picture of the modern world persisted in social theory even in the twentieth century, as most sociologists and social theorists either ignored war and violence in their theoretical work or tried to explain it away. The failure of the social sciences and especially sociology to understand war, Joas and Knöbl argue, must be seen as one of the greatest weaknesses of disciplines that claim to give a convincing diagnosis of our times.

Kampf und Kultur

Max Webers Theorie der Politik aus der Sicht seiner Kultursoziologie


Author: Masahiro Noguchi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783428115334

Category: Political sociology

Page: 218

View: 404

Kaiser, Hof und Staat

Wilhelm II. und die deutsche Politik


Author: John C. G. Röhl

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406494055

Category: Germany

Page: 289

View: 6372

Germans Into Nazis


Author: Peter Fritzsche

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674350922

Category: History

Page: 269

View: 5679

Examines the rise of National Socialism in Germany

The Enemy's House Divided


Author: Charles De Gaulle

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469620227

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 232

View: 2318

Originally published in 1924 and available here in English for the first time, The Enemy's House Divided is Charles de Gaulle's analysis of the major errors that led the Germans to disaster in World War I. Based partly on observations made during his internment as a prisoner of war from 1916 to 1918, it can be seen as the foundation for everything he wrote in the 1920s and 1930s in the shadow of German resurgence and for much of what he said and did after the Nazi victory in June of 1940. To de Gaulle, the German conduct of the Great War and the debacle of 1918 was the greatest moral disaster ever to befall a modern civilized political community. He seeks to identify the internecine causes of the collapse of the German war effort in 1918 and of the subsequent dissolution of the German Empire. His diagnosis of the profound moral crisis that unfolded in Germany during World War I points forward to 1940, for de Gaulle understood the fall of France, above all, as a moral catastrophe for the French. His first book, it is also a key document of de Gaulle's "philosophy of action," introducing his statesmanship to the world with its deliberate and studied critique of the perils of Nietzsche's philosophical initiative.

The Sixties

From Memory to History


Author: David Farber

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469608731

Category: History

Page: 342

View: 9999

This collection of original essays represents some of the most exciting ways in which historians are beginning to paint the 1960s onto the larger canvas of American history. While the first literature about this turbulent period was written largely by participants, many of the contributors to this volume are young scholars who came of age intellectually in the 1970s and 1980s and thus write from fresh perspectives. The essayists ask fundamental questions about how much America really changed in the 1960s and why certain changes took place. In separate chapters, they explore how the great issues of the decade--the war in Vietnam, race relations, youth culture, the status of women, the public role of private enterprise--were shaped by evolutions in the nature of cultural authority and political legitimacy. They argue that the whirlwind of events and problems we call the Sixties can only be understood in the context of the larger history of post-World War II America. Contents "Growth Liberalism in the Sixties: Great Societies at Home and Grand Designs Abroad," by Robert M. Collins "The American State and the Vietnam War: A Genealogy of Power," by Mary Sheila McMahon "And That's the Way It Was: The Vietnam War on the Network Nightly News," by Chester J. Pach, Jr. "Race, Ethnicity, and the Evolution of Political Legitimacy," by David R. Colburn and George E. Pozzetta "Nothing Distant about It: Women's Liberation and Sixties Radicalism," by Alice Echols "The New American Revolution: The Movement and Business," by Terry H. Anderson "Who'll Stop the Rain?: Youth Culture, Rock 'n' Roll, and Social Crises," by George Lipsitz "Sexual Revolution(s)," by Beth Bailey "The Politics of Civility," by Kenneth Cmiel "The Silent Majority and Talk about Revolution," by David Farber

Beyond the Prison Gates

Punishment and Welfare in Germany, 1850-1933


Author: Warren Rosenblum

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469606763

Category: Law

Page: 344

View: 359

Germany today has one of the lowest incarceration rates in the industrialized world, and social welfare principles play an essential role at all levels of the German criminal justice system. Warren Rosenblum examines the roots of this social approach to criminal policy in the reform movements of the Wilhelmine and Weimar periods, when reformers strove to replace state institutions of control and incarceration with private institutions of protective supervision. Reformers believed that private charities and volunteers could diagnose and treat social pathologies in a way that coercive state institutions could not. The expansion of welfare for criminals set the stage for a more economical system of punishment, Rosenblum argues, but it also opened the door to new, more expansive controls over individuals marked as "asocial." With the reformers' success, the issue of who had power over welfare became increasingly controversial and dangerous. Other historians have suggested that the triumph of eugenics in the 1890s was predicated upon the abandonment of liberal and Christian assumptions about human malleability. Rosenblum demonstrates, however, that the turn to "criminal biology" was not a reaction against social reform, but rather an effort to rescue its legitimacy.

Out of the Ashes

Reparation for Victims of Gross and Systematic Human Rights Violations


Author: Koen Feyter,Marc Bossuyt,Stephan Parmentier,Paul Lemmens

Publisher: Intersentia nv

ISBN: 9050954510

Category: Law

Page: 522

View: 8112

Over the last decade, the issue of reparation for victims of gross and systematic human rights violations has given rise to intense debates at the national and the international level. Discussions particularly arise in post-conflict situations characterised by serious violations of human rights, such as genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and other forms of injustice of the past. Crucial questions include: what harm inflicted to victims warrants reparation? when and how to repair the harm? who is eligible for reparation and who has the duty to repair? These and other questions raise many challenging issues for theory and practice. This volume contains the contributions presented at an international conference in Brussels, in February 2005, on the right to reparation for victims of serious human rights violations. It also includes the final report of a research project undertaken jointly at the Universities of Antwerp (UA) and Leuven (K.U.Leuven) between 2000 and 2004 on the right to reparation in international law for victims of gross and systematic human rights violations, both from a legal and a socio-political perspective. The present volume is aimed at academics, policy-makers, national and international courts and tribunals, the legal professions, and civil society at large.

Max Weber

a critical introduction


Author: Kieran Allen

Publisher: Pluto Pr

ISBN: 9780745322384

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 218

View: 508

Ideal student introduction to Weber's sociology that offers critical analysis in the context of Weber's political beliefs.