Max Weber, Democracy and Modernization

  • Ralph Schroeder

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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.


communism democracy democratization desegregation European integration Integration Max Weber Nation political sociology Protest sociology transformation

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  • Ralph Schroeder
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Technology Management and EconomicsChalmers UniversitySweden

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