Weber’s Rationalism and Modern Society

New Translations on Politics, Bureaucracy, and Social Stratification

  • Editors
  • Tony Waters
  • Dagmar Waters

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Tony Waters, Dagmar Waters
    Pages 1-17
  3. Tony Waters, Dagmar Waters
    Pages 19-28
  4. Tony Waters, Dagmar Waters
    Pages 59-71
  5. Tony Waters, Dagmar Waters
    Pages 73-127
  6. Tony Waters, Dagmar Waters
    Pages 129-198
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 199-233

About this book


Weber's Rationalism and Modern Society rediscovers Max Weber for the twenty-first century. Tony and Dagmar Waters' translation of Weber's works highlights his contributions to the social sciences and politics, credited with highlighting concepts such as "iron cage," "bureaucracy," "bureaucratization," "rationalization," "charisma," and the role of the "work ethic" in ordering modern labor markets. Outlining the relationship between community (Gemeinschaft), and market society (Gesellschaft), the issues of social stratification, power, politics, and modernity resonate just as loudly today as they did for Weber during the early twentieth century.


community Max Weber politics sociology

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2015
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social Sciences Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-47664-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-36586-6
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