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Modernization and Its Political ConsequencesWeber, Mannheim, and Schumpeter$
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Hans Blokland

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780300110814

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300110814.001.0001

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Max Weber

Max Weber

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(p.17) Chapter 2 Max Weber
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Modernization and Its Political Consequences
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Hans Blokland

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300110814.003.0002

This chapter studies Max Weber, who firmly believed in modern values such as pluriformity and individualism. The first section looks at Weber's personal life and intellectual background, before it examines the process of Weber's thinking on democracy and politics and analyzes his philosophy of science. The next section focuses on the basic generalization process, including its two stimulators and manifestation (i.e. the bureaucracy and the capitalist market economy). Finally, the chapter ends with an examination of the political conclusions Weber made with regards to the mounting growth of these two organizational forms.

Keywords:   pluriformity, individualism, Max Weber, democracy, politics, philosophy of science, generalization, bureaucracy, capitalist market economy

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