Max Weber, Democracy and Modernization
ISBN10: 0333712544 ISBN13: 9780333712542 Publisher: Palgrave-Macmillan Published: Aug 24 1998 Pages: 224 Height: 8.50" Width: 5.51" Language: English
These essays bring Weber's sociology to bear on the current transformation of the political landscape. After the collapse of communism, many states are faced with the challenges of democratization: they need to establish their legitimacy in an uncertain economic climate and within a new geopolitical order. The essays in this volume develop Weberian concepts and apply his comparative-historical method to deepen our understanding of these problems. They cover a wide range of examples, from the United States to Western and Eastern Europe, and from Russia and Japan to the Islamic states.