How to Analyze the Chinese Economy with the Help of Max Weber
... types, and so on; he also supplied a number of what he considered to be the key concepts in
(interpretive) sociology (Weber 1978:24-56). It is advisable for anyone who wants to carry out a
Weberian analysis in economic sociology to get acquainted with these key concepts.
These are useful for the stu ...
... event if we compares the probability of the event given the cause in question together
with a selected set of background causes and the probability of the event given the
background causes on their own.
Von Kries provides him with a plausible and easily generalized notion of causality
that does not ...
Max Weber=s writings on science and the meaning of intellectual
... According to Kloppenberg this framework of disenchantment highlights the kind of
intellectual responsibility and critical self-understanding called for by modern forms of
scientific, moral and political endeavor. 2 Both Dewey and Weber held that science strives
for objective knowledge. At the same t ...
Weber Lecture 2013 - University of Warwick
... particularly this parents relationship: His father was a domineering patriachical figure, a man of
modern times so to speak, interested in politics and economics, priding himself of a ‘rational
mind’; his mother was the the total opposite of her husband. She was woman of culture and
extreme protesta ...
Max Weber`s Theories
... According to Weber, rationalisation creates three spheres of value as the differentiated zones of Science, Art and Law. iv This
fundamental disunity of reason constitutes the danger of modernity. This danger arises not simply from the creation of separate
institutional entities but through the sp ...
Max Weber`s “Modernism”
... the strongly romantic context that was part of the Heidelberg environment.
The writings of Weber are marked by a tension between the requirements of Kantian rationalism and the demands of Weber's personal value commitments. (Weber referred to these as "substantive values.") When systematically exami ...
... emerges even more markedly when those
fundamental main principles have either only very
imperfectly or not at all been raised to the level of
explicit consciousness or at least have not taken the
form of explicitly elaborated complexes of ideas.”
The Social - Duke Sociology
... What are the implications of bureaucracy for people who hold position? Weber lists 5.
• What does esteem do? Does this still work today?
• Why have appointments instead of elections? What, if anything, does this say about public office?
• Why have tenure? Should the company be free to fire people at ...
... bureaucracy as a new form of power and governance. For Weber, bureaucracy
represents an “efficient” ideal-typical apparatus characterized by an abstract
regularity of the exercise of authority centered on formal rationality. It is marked
by authority relations that erode old modes of trust and socia ...
... not merely a brash boast of a tyrant but rather it expressed the
prevailing sentiment for the type of governance of continental Europe’s
countries. It represented the fact that a form of supreme power to
govern society has gone to existence.
Those who had a certain place to the upper class society r ...
Alvin W. Gouldner:Studies on Bureaucracy and the
... competence, but because they represent money capital or politically reliable “commissars.”
The fundamental structure within which most technical intelligentsia work, then, systematically generates tensions between them, on the one side, and the bureaucratic officials and
managers, on the other. It i ...
... successful groups often have successful leaders
Maxwell’s five levels of leadership
A bureaucracy (/bjuːˈrɒkrəsi/) is ""a body of non-elective government officials"" and/or ""an administrative policy-making group"". Historically, bureaucracy was government administration managed by departments staffed with nonelected officials. Today, bureaucracy is the administrative system governing any large institution.Since being coined, the word ""bureaucracy"" has developed negative connotations. Bureaucracies have been criticized as being too complex, inefficient, or too inflexible. The dehumanizing effects of excessive bureaucracy became a major theme in the work of Franz Kafka, and were central to his novels, The Castle and The Trial. The elimination of unnecessary bureaucracy is a key concept in modern managerial theory and has been an issue in some political campaigns.Others have defended the necessity of bureaucracies. The German sociologist, Max Weber, argued that bureaucracy constitutes the most efficient and rational way in which one can organize human activity, and that systematic processes and organized hierarchies were necessary to maintain order, maximize efficiency and eliminate favoritism. Weber also saw unfettered bureaucracy as a threat to individual freedom, in which an increase in the bureaucratization of human life can trap individuals in an ""iron cage"" of rule-based, rational control.