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Decolonizing Global Studies

Eve Darian-Smith.

in The Oxford Handbook of Global Studies

December 2018; p ublished online December 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Political Sociology; Social Theory. 11081 words.

This chapter argues for the need to decolonize global studies, particularly as it is emerging as a new field of inquiry in the Global North. This entails decolonizing the basic building...

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Global Epistemology

Mohammed Bamyeh.

in The Oxford Handbook of Global Studies

December 2018; p ublished online December 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Political Sociology; Social Theory. 5182 words.

This chapter explores some of the building blocks of an epistemology that would be especially appropriate for global studies. A global epistemology requires a multidimensional approach...

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Law and the Development of Capitalism

Laura R. Ford.

in The Oxford Handbook of Max Weber

P ublished online February 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Social Theory; Political Sociology. 9936 words.

The relationship between law and capitalism was of central interest to Max Weber. His legal training sensitized Weber from the beginning of his scholarly career to the social and historical...

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Max Weber, Civil Society, and Partisanship

Sung Ho Kim.

in The Oxford Handbook of Max Weber

P ublished online May 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Social Theory; Political Sociology. 8716 words.

Weber is not generally recognized as a democratic theorist of civil society. Drawing from his religious and political writings, this chapter reconstructs his vision of pluralistically...

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The Modern State and Its Monopoly on Violence

Andreas Anter.

in The Oxford Handbook of Max Weber

P ublished online February 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Social Theory; Political Sociology. 4917 words.

Weber defines the state as a political institution that claims successfully on the monopoly of violence. The chapter shows that this definition is a result of Weber’s historical studies...

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Nation, Nation-State, and Nationalism

John Breuilly.

in The Oxford Handbook of Max Weber

P ublished online May 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Political Sociology; Social Theory. 10053 words.

Max Weber published a good deal as a German nationalist. He wrote about nation and state as a social scientist. Much of his political writing promoted German interests at home and abroad....

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Plebiscitary Politics and the Threats to Legality

Claudius Härpfer.

in The Oxford Handbook of Max Weber

P ublished online February 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Social Theory; Political Sociology. 6369 words.

In recent times we find many plebiscitary acts that seek to democratically legitimize political processes in any direction. They have in common that they interrupt the normal routine of...

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Politics and Ethics, and the Ethic of Politics

Hans Henrik Bruun.

in The Oxford Handbook of Max Weber

P ublished online March 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Political Sociology; Social Theory. 9112 words.

This chapter first examines Max Weber’s views on the relationship between ethics and politics. Weber maintained that there is an ineradicable conflict between the ultimate value spheres,...

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The Study on Ancient Israel and Its Relevance for Contemporary Politics

Eduardo Weisz.

in The Oxford Handbook of Max Weber

P ublished online February 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Social Theory; Political Sociology; Sociology of Religion. 6171 words.

When Max Weber began his work on the historical importance of the relationship between the Protestant ethic and modern capitalism, he committed himself to the most enduring of his...

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The Supranational Dimension in Max Weber’s Vision of Politics

Kari Palonen.

in The Oxford Handbook of Max Weber

P ublished online May 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Social Theory; Political Sociology. 8181 words.

Max Weber analyzed politics from the perspective of Chancen for actors, and he never separated world politics from domestic politics. The “Westphalian balance” between great European powers...

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The Weberian City, Civil Society, and Turkish Social Thought

Lütfi Sunar.

in The Oxford Handbook of Max Weber

P ublished online February 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Social Theory; Political Sociology. 8374 words.

Concepts of civil society and despotism played a fundamental role in Western interpretations of modern society, defined as a civilization, through construction of the “other.” On the one...

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Weberian Social Theory

Ralph Schroeder.

in The Oxford Handbook of Max Weber

P ublished online February 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Social Theory; Political Sociology. 8013 words.

This chapter gives an account of Weber’s concept of rationalization and how it has been used by subsequent social thinkers. The argument of the chapter is that rationalization is a central...

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Worldview Analysis

Mona Kanwal Sheikh.

in The Oxford Handbook of Global Studies

December 2018; p ublished online December 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Political Sociology; Social Theory. 7989 words.

In a global era, the challenge for worldview analysis is to embrace both a context-sensitive and a culturally sensitive approach to concepts and ideas. This chapter identifies solid methods...

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