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Max Weber and German Politics, 1890-1920 - Wolfgang J. Mommsen

Max Weber and German Politics, 1890-1920

Paperback Published: 1st January 1984
ISBN: 9780226533995
Number Of Pages: 520

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A major work of German historiography, this comprehensive account of Weber's political views and activities reveals that, paradoxically, Weber was at once an ardent liberal and a determined German nationalist and imperialist. Wolfgang J. Mommsen shows the important links between these seemingly conflicting positions and provides a critique of Weber's sociology of power and his concept of democratic rule.
First published in German in 1959, "Max Weber and German Politics" appeared in a revised edition in 1974 and became available in an English translation only in 1984. In writing this work, Mommsen drew extensively on Weber's published and unpublished essays, newspaper articles, memoranda, and correspondence.

Preface to the English Edition
Preface to the Second German Edition
Preface to the First German Edition
The Young Weber's Political Development
Patriarchalism, Capitalism, and the Nation State
A Powerful Nation State as Weber's Political Ideal
The Freiburg Inaugural Address: The Nation as the Supreme Value of Economic Policy
The Relentlessness of the Power Struggle; The Diabolical Character of Power
The Concept of Nation in Weber's Thought
Nation, Power, and Culture: Problematics of Weber's Political Value System
National Imperialism as the Future Task of German Policy
A World Policy as a Means of Defending Germany's International Standing
German World Policy and the Nation's Political Maturity
Weber and Germany's Internal Political Evolution before the First World War
The Great Alternative: Industrialism or Feudalism
The Social Unification of the Nation
The Call for a National Party of Bourgeois Liberty
Foreign Policy and the Constitutional System
Bismarck, William II, and the Failure of German Imperialism
The Political Leadership Vacuum after Bismarck's Fall, and the Rule of Bureaucracy
Parliamentarization as a Means of Overcoming the Reich Leadership Crisis
The World War as a Proving Ground for the German Reich as a Great Power
War Aims and Germany's International Future
Poland and Central Europe: Attempts at Political Action
"U-Boat Demagoguery" and Bethmann Hollweg's Chancellorship
The Need for Constitutional Reforms to Strengthen the Domestic Front
From Brest-Litovsk to Catastrophe
Collapse and a New Beginning
Defeat and Revolution: Weber's Work for the German Democratic Party
The Treaty of Versailles and Germany's Future in the World
Weber and the Making of the Weimar Constitution
Weber's November 1919 Articles on Germany's Future Governmental System
The Republican Constitution and German Public Opinion
The Constitution Deliberations in the Reichsamt des Innern, 9-12 December 1918, and Hugo Preuss's Original Draft of the Constitution
The Fate of Weber's Constitutional Proposals in the Ensuing Legislative Process
The Aftereffects of Weber's Theory of the Reich president as Political Leader
From a Liberal Constitutional State to Plebiscitary Leadership Democracy
Afterword: Toward a New Interpretation of Max Weber Digression: On the Question of the Relationship between the Formal Legality and the Rational Legitimacy of Rule in Max Weber's Works
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ISBN: 9780226533995
ISBN-10: 0226533999
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 520
Published: 1st January 1984
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.06 x 15.24  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.71
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition