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Title:
The Oxford handbook of Max Weber
Author:
Hanke, Edith, editor.
ISBN:
9780190679569
Physical Description:
1 online resource.
Series:
Oxford handbooks online.
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Online access provided by Oxford handbooks online.
Contents:
The Weberian City, Civil Society, and Turkish Social Thought / The Modern State and its Monopoly on Violence / The Study of Ancient Israel and Its Relevance for Contemporary Politics / Law and the Development of Capitalism / Plebiscitary Politics and the Threats to Legality / Economics and Society and the Fate of Liberal Capitalism / Is There a Future for Bourgeois Liberalism? / Weberian Social Theory: Rationalization in a Globalized World
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This handbook is currently in development, with individual articles publishing online in advance of print publication. At this time, we cannot add information about unpublished articles in this handbook, however the table of contents will continue to grow as additional articles pass through the review process and are added to the site. Please note that the online publication date for this handbook is the date that the first article in the title was published online.
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Electronic Access:
Oxford handbooks online http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190679545.001.0001

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Active at the time when the social sciences were founded, Max Weber's social theory contributed significantly to a wide range of fields and disciplines. Considering his prominence, it makes sense to take stock of the Weberian heritage and to explore the ways in which Weber's work and ideas have contributed to our understanding of the modern world. Using his work as a point of departure, The Oxford Handbook of Max Weber investigates the Weberian legacy today, identifying the enduring problems and themes associated with his thought that have contemporary significance: the nature of modern capitalism, neo-liberal global economic policy, nationalism, religion and secularization, threats to legality, the culture of modernity, bureaucratic rule and leadership, politics and ethics, the value of science, power and inequality. These problems are global in scope, and the Weberian approach has been used to address them in very different societies. Thus, the Handbook also features chapters on Europe, Turkey, Islam, Judaism, China, India, and international politics. The Handbook emphasizes the use and application of Weber's ideas. It offers a journey through the intellectual terrain that scholars continue to explore using the tools and perspectives of Weberian analysis. The essays explore how Weber's concepts, hypotheses, and perspectives have been applied in practice, and how they can be applied in the future in social inquiry, not only in Europe and North America, but globally. The volume is divided into six parts exploring, in turn: Capitalism in a Globalized World, Society and Social Structure, Politics and the State, Religion, Culture, and Science and Knowledge.