Lecture 7. Max Weber (1864-1920)


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The implications of science, bureaucracy, militarism and nationalism. The role of ethics and ideology in a new, global world order.

Reinhard Bendix, Max Weber. An Intellectual Portrait (1959)
Randall Collins, Weberian Social Theory (1986)
H.H.Gerth and C.Wright Mills, From Max Weber: Essays in Sociology (1948), especially, Part I, Part III.
Max Weber, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism (1904?5; trans. Talcott Parsons, 1930.
Max Weber, The Theory of Social and Economic Organization (1924: 1947, ed. Talcott Parsons, part of the great 'Economy and Society' published in full in two volumes in 1968)