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Extensão Rural     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Facta Universitatis, Series : Philosophy, Sociology, Psychology and History     Open Access  
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Good Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Grounded Theory Review : an International Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Group Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Health Sociology Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Health, Culture and Society     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Hispania     Partially Free   (Followers: 4)
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Human Architecture : Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Human Factors in Information Technology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 183)
Human Figurations : Long-term Perspectives on the Human Condition     Open Access  
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IFE Psychologia : An International Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Illawarra Unity - Journal of the Illawarra Branch of the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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İnsan & Toplum Dergisi     Open Access  
Interfaces Brasil/Canadá     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Area Studies Review     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Applied Sociology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
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International Journal of Complexity in Leadership and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Conflict and Violence     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Developing Societies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
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International Journal of Social Quality     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Sociology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
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International Journal of Work Innovation     Hybrid Journal  
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Journal of European Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Family Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Family Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Global Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
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Journal of Historical Pragmatics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
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Journal of Humanitarian Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Journal of Islamic Law and Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
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     ISSN (Print) 2038-3150 - ISSN (Online) 2038-3150
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  • Max Weber oggi. Dal laboratorio della Gesamtausgabe alla sua ricezione
           mondiale. Intervista a Edith Hanke

    • Authors: Mirko Alagna, Annamaria Vassalle
      Issue No: Vol. 5
       
  • Note bio-bibliografiche sugli autori

    • Issue No: Vol. 5
       
  • SMP vol. 5, n. 9, 2014

    • Issue No: Vol. 5
       
  • Max Weber in the United States

    • Authors: Lawrence A. Scaff
      Abstract: In his contribution L. Scaff outlines the reception history of Max Weber’s work from its beginnings down to the present. It highlights the importance of the first translations, including those by prominent American authors and particularly those who had studied in Germany; and then in the post-war years the role of emigrants familiar with Weber’s work. The establishment of Weber texts as compulsory reading in the curricula of American colleges also played a significant role. The striking readiness, even ease, with which Weber was received in America is something Scaff deduces from three “narratives that captured the imagination of the American audience”. The first is the narrative of voluntarism, i.e. “the way in which Weber developed his conception of the sect and its effects on the individual and society”. Next is the narrative of achievement, in the sense of “mastery of the world”, preceded by “mastery of the self”, which “when put into practice entailed the conquest of the New World’s primordial wilderness”. Finally there is the narrative of redemption as “the most potent founding myth of the American experience”: “The quest for salvation that began as a religiously inspired message became transformed into a secularized cultural theme: the search for the possibility of breaking free from constraints in order to create a better life, to renew the self, to gain a second chance by atoning for moral failures, and to find reconciliation with God, humankind, and the world.”
      Issue No: Vol. 5
       
  • When Great Scholars Disagree

    • Authors: Alan Sica
      Abstract: When Weber analyzed Judaism as part of his series concerning global religious practices and the economic arrangements that accompanied them, he decided to employ the term “pariah” as an analytic device, but without any of the pejorative connotations which are attached to the word today. Had he used instead Gastvolk (guest people) throughout his book rather than “pariah-people,” many subsequent scholars would not have objected to Ancient Judaism in the way they have over the last 90 years. Arnaldo Momigliano, probably the greatest classical historian of the mid-20th century, respected Weber’s work, but also took exception to his use of “pariah” regarding Judaism. This article investigates this troubling term and the scholarship that it inspired.
      Issue No: Vol. 5
       
  • On the Very Idea of an Ideal Type

    • Authors: Gerhard Wagner, Claudius Härpfer
      Abstract: The concept of ideal type plays an essential role in Max Weber’s social science. Unfortunately Weber failed to explain exactly what an ideal type really is. This question cannot be answered as long as the source of the concept is not identified. We will examine some possible sources and argue that the work of the physicist and physiologist Hermann von Helmholtz is the most plausible source. Our purpose is to show that a consideration of several key essays by Helmholtz shows what Weber meant with his concept of ideal type: namely the result of a specific kind of induction.
      Issue No: Vol. 5
       
  • Scienza sociale o politica' Il dilemma dell’avalutatività

    • Authors: Gregor Fitzi
      Abstract: The rapid growth of the ‘studies’ profoundly influenced the social sciences in recent decades. Against the background of this reality, to ask today the question of Weber’s value neutrality appears an anachronism. The relationship between science, ethics and politics is characterized today by a massive blending of communicative codes. Political intentions and ethical principles guide the main stream of social science. The essay reconstructs the fundamental features of Weber’s conception of the conduct of life of the scientist and the political and highlights its normative intent. For Weber the functional differentiation between the spheres of science, ethics and politics is not only an achievement of modernity, but also an ethical-political heritage to defend. Weber only spends a few words about the background of this position. By comparison with Luhmann’s theory of ‘human rights as a social institution’ the essay offers a key to interpreting the position of Weber and its consequences for an analysis of the current success of the studies.
      Issue No: Vol. 5
       
  • Essere e dover essere nel modello weberiano di scienza giuridica

    • Authors: Realino Marra
      Abstract: In this essay the author discusses Weber’s critique on a book by Rudolf Stammler of 1906 on the „overcoming“ of a materialistic account of history. In his text Weber postulates a double existence of juridical norms: on one hand they can be considered as ideal norms (if considered on the grounds of the logically correct meaning they express); on the other hand they represent empirical precepts that can be determined on the behaviour of concrete men. Marra criticizes Weber’s assumption and its consequences (in particular the division of juridical science into dogmatics and sociology).
      Issue No: Vol. 5
       
  • Le charisme de la raison

    • Authors: Stefan Breuer
      Abstract: When Max Weber introduced the concept of charisma into political sociology, he conceived of it not only as a quality of a person, but also as a symbolic form with a developmental history of its own, leading from magical to religious charisma, and finally to the charisma of reason. In this last form, Weber believed, charisma became, by way of routinization, one of the decisive factors for the formation of the modem rational state. But the charisma of reason developed only in France, during the Great Revolution of the 18th century, not in the United States. The essay discusses the reasons for this and shows that it is responsible for many differences in the political and administrative system of both countries.
      Issue No: Vol. 5
       
  • Les Ecrits politiques de Max Weber: esquisse d’une lecture
           sociologique

    • Authors: François Chazel
      Abstract: The author argues that Max Weber in his Politische Schriften (from 1906 to 1919) is using a sociological approach to the prevailing problems of Russia and Germany, grounded on categories of his political sociology. Weber’s in-depth analysis of the Russian Revolution of 1905 and of its outcome brilliantly illustrates this approach. In the first of his memoirs, overviewing Russian society as a whole, he highlights the multiple impediments to a success of bourgeois democracy in Russia; in the second one, he points out the political factors, as symbolized by “pseudo-constitutionalism”, that caused the failure of the liberal Revolution. In his “Parliament and Government in a reorganized Germany”, Weber rests on the analysis of bureaucracy in his first “sociology of domination”, pointing out that bureaucracy is unavoidable in modern society as well as it threatens to be overpowering. It is therefore required, in Weber’s view, to build institutions assuming a counterpoising function: he first conferred this role on a strong parliament, on the model of the English Parliament. Then, after the fall of the Wilhelminian Empire, he emphasized the plebiscitary power of a Reichspräsident. As a whole, Weber’s analyses bring out the dilemma between oligarchy and democracy but also the subtle relations linking them in the context of political modernity. Oligarchy is a threat to democracy because bureaucracy’s power can, if not checked, extend into the political field and because political parties are more and more oligarchic organizations. Large-scale socialism can only worsen the situation and lead to “bureaucracy’s dictatorship”. Therefore, Weber argues for the setting up of counterweights on the societal level. There is a way out of Michels’ dilemma in the national competition between bureaucratized parties. Weber is faced again with an authoritarian danger when he emphasizes in his last political writings the plebiscitary-caesaristic component of leadership. Yet, charisma shows a new face, when the leader relies on the trust of the masses: it is “reinterpreted in an anti-authoritarian way”. Thus, in Weber’s view, charisma can adjust itself to the modern context of mass democracy.
      Issue No: Vol. 5
       
  • Max Weber: ville et capitalisme moderne

    • Authors: Hinnerk Bruhns
      Abstract: Max Weber’s essay on The City, published after his death, has often been interpreted as a contribution to urban sociology or as a plea for ‘communal liberty’. The present article comes back to the reception of the text, examines it on the background of the research on urban problems at the time of Weber and insists on the strong relation of The City with the detailed analysis of the oriental city in The Economic Ethics of World Religions. Analysing these different contexts and Weber’s argumentation which is focalized on the Stadtwirtschaftspolitik as Verbandshandeln (urban economic policy as activity of a corporate group) enables to clarify the nature and the purpose of Weber’s unfinished essay. It extends the questioning of The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, investigating into the rationalization of economic life conducts and institutions in a certain type of medieval towns whose structural conditions had favoured the emergence of the rational capitalism of enterprise and of the modern state.
      Issue No: Vol. 5
       
  • Genealogie della legittimità. Città e Stato in Max Weber

    • Authors: Furio Ferraresi
      Abstract: This essay explores the theme of the legitimacy of power in Weber from the standpoints of social science, historical investigation and political reflection. It investigates how Weber develops this theme in Kategorienaufsatz (1913), Soziologische Grundbegriffe (1920), Die Stadt (1911-14) and Politische Schriften (1917-19). Power, as a relationship of command/obedience, is founded on the representations of legitimacy of the individuals involved and on the Einverständnis (consent) which is the condition of possibility of this relationship. It is back to the medieval city that Weber traces the genesis and interweaving of various forms of legitimation, which continue to exist as possibilities even within the modern State. The memory of medieval events re-emerges when Weber, after Germany’s defeat in the First World War and the threat of revolution that followed, tries to lay a foundation for the legitimacy of “leader democracy” by reintroducing the command/obedience relationship between leaders and masses.
      Issue No: Vol. 5
       
  • Intolleranza zero. Etica protestante e spirito del liberalismo in Max
           Weber

    • Authors: Andrea Erizi
      Abstract: The aim of this article is to examine Max Weber’s genealog y of liberalism as a political turn paradoxically rooted in two aspects of ascetic Protestantism’s world view: obsession with the purity of our own conscience, and indifference towards other people. This “heterodox” approach to the birth of tolerance is then analyzed in the light of the concept of polytheism. I will argue that Weber’s normative stance on how we should face polytheism is deeply indebted to the ascetic Protestantism’s solution to it, whereas our age tends to conceive of pluralism as relativism, driving the spirit of liberalism away from its origins.
      Issue No: Vol. 5
       
  • Introductory Remarks on Max Weber’s The Economic Ethics of the
           World Religions

    • Authors: Hartmann Tyrell
      Abstract: In Tyrell’s view, too little attention has been paid by Weber scholars to Max Weber’s ‘Economic Ethics of the World Religions’. The principal cause is that the studies of the ‘Economic Ethics’ have remained a torso, where the Occidental part, above all, is missing. Regrettably the essay collections edited by W. Schluchter and the debate provoked by S.N. Eisenstadt regarding ‘Kulturen der Achsenzeit’ have made little difference here, but the same is also true of the volumes which have so far appeared within the Max Weber Gesamtausgabe. Tyrell’s contribution is thus concerned (on the one hand) to determine the position of the ‘Economic Ethics’ within Weber’s sociology of religion, but (on the other hand) it also seeks to show what it is that “connects” the studies of the ‘Economic Ethics’, so as to counteract the impression that, at any one moment, we are dealing with “isolated pieces of work” in the form of monographs regarding particular world religions.
      Issue No: Vol. 5
       
  • Protestantesimo ascetico, spirito del capitalismo, armonia degli
           interessi. Secolarizzazioni e immagini del mondo in Max Weber

    • Authors: Dimitri D’Andrea
      Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to reconstruct Weber’s genealogy of the spirit of capitalism. Weber conceives the transition from the ethics of ascetic Protestantism to the spirit of capitalism as a process of secular-ization. The analysis of the origin of the spirit of capitalism will help illustrate the plurality of paths of secularization, highlighting their different orientation and their independent origin. The emancipation of the economic ethos from the religious fundaments can not be understood without recurring to a notion like that of rival subrogation: a notion irreducible and opposite to that of secularization.
      Issue No: Vol. 5
       
  • Introduzione

    • Authors: Gianfranco Bettin Lattes
      Issue No: Vol. 5
       
  • For What Purpose do We Still Read the Protestant Ethic Today'

    • Authors: Hubert Treiber
      Abstract: With reference to the Protestant Ethic it will be shown that Weber favoured an ambitious research program. This was the case, because he turned down the research program in religious science of the Usener School (under the heading of “philological tact”); next, because he favoured the explanatory model in the natural sciences of von Kries (M. Heidelberger), and responded in this way to the “challenge of the natural sciences” (O.G. Oexle). In line with F.W. Graf it will be shown that Weber, due to his close reliance on Schneckenburger’s contrasting type-portraits of Lutheranism and Calvinism, fell into the trap of “implicit theological value-judgements” (F.W. Graf).
      Issue No: Vol. 5
       
 
 
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