Breiner, Peter, 1947-

Max Weber & democratic politics / Max Weber and democratic politics Peter Breiner. - Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 1996. - xvi, 237 p. ; 24 cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Abbreviations of Max Weber's Works -- Political Ethics, PoliticalPrudence, and Political Sociology -- The Double Edge of Weber'sPolitical Sociology: The Objective and Subjective Logics of MethodicalAction -- Weber and Democracy -- A Note on Method -- 1. Social Scienceand the Interpretation of Means-Ends Rationality. Practical Values andthe Presuppositions of Social Science. The Rational "Understanding" ofRationality and Irrationality. The Ideal Type: Uniqueness versusGeneric Concepts. The Theory of Social Action: Verstehen andZweckrationalitat -- 2. The Sociological Clarification of Action:Weberian Political Judgment. Value Choice and Value Conflict. TheInstrumental Clarification of Action: Personal Projects andInstrumental Costs. Individual Choice and/or Power Struggle. TheProblems of Weber's Political Prudence -- 3. The Political Logic ofEconomics and the Economic Logic of Politics: Marginal Utility versusPrudential Political Economy. The Claims of Marginal Utility Theory.

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Weber, Max, 1864-1920

Political ethics
Political sociology
Political science

JC263.W42 / B74 1996

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