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The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

and Other Writings

  • Author: Max Weber
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9781101098479
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 464
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In The Protestant Ethic, Max Weber opposes the Marxist concept of dialectical materialism and relates the rise of the capitalist economy to the Calvinist belief in the moral value of hard work and the fulfillment of one's worldly duties. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

International Conference on E-Commerce and Contemporary Economic Development

International Conference on E-Commerce and Contemporary Economic Development

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: DEStech Publications, Inc
  • ISBN: 1605951889
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 380
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International Conference on E-Commerce and Contemporary Economic Development (ECED 2014) which will be held on June 7–8, 2014. The ECED 2014 aims to bring together researchers, educators and students from around the world in both industry and academia for sharing the state-of-art research results and applications, for exploring new areas of research and development, and for discussing emerging issues on E-commerce and Contemporary Economic Development fields. 2014 International Conference on E-commerce and Contemporary Economic Development [ECED2014], aims to bring together researchers, engineers, and students from around the world in both fields about E-commerce and Contemporary Economic Development for information sharing and cooperation. Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit their contributions to ECED2014.

Max Weber's Politics of Civil Society

Max Weber's Politics of Civil Society

  • Author: Sung Ho Kim
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9781139453561
  • Category: Political Science
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This book is an in-depth interpretation of Max Weber as a political theorist of civil society. On the one hand, it reads Weber's ideas from the perspective of modern political thought, rather than the modern social sciences; on the other, it offers a liberal assessment of this complex political thinker without attempting to apologize for his shortcomings. Through an alternative reading of Weber's religious, epistemological and political writings, the book shows Weber's concern with public citizenship in a modern mass democracy and civil society as its cultivating ground. Kim argues Weber's political thought, thus recast, was deeply informed by Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche and other German political thinkers and also reveals an affinity to the liberal-republican tradition best represented by Mill and Tocqueville. Kim has effectively resuscitated Weber as a political thinker for our time in which civic virtues and civil society have once again become one of the dominant issues.

Max Weber in America

Max Weber in America

  • Author: Lawrence A. Scaff
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 1400836719
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 328
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Max Weber, widely considered a founder of sociology and the modern social sciences, visited the United States in 1904 with his wife Marianne. The trip was a turning point in Weber's life and it played a pivotal role in shaping his ideas, yet until now virtually our only source of information about the trip was Marianne Weber's faithful but not always reliable 1926 biography of her husband.Max Weber in America carefully reconstructs this important episode in Weber's career, and shows how the subsequent critical reception of Weber's work was as American a story as the trip itself. Lawrence Scaff provides new details about Weber's visit to the United States--what he did, what he saw, whom he met and why, and how these experiences profoundly influenced Weber's thought on immigration, capitalism, science and culture, Romanticism, race, diversity, Protestantism, and modernity. Scaff traces Weber's impact on the development of the social sciences in the United States following his death in 1920, examining how Weber's ideas were interpreted, translated, and disseminated by American scholars such as Talcott Parsons and Frank Knight, and how the Weberian canon, codified in America, was reintroduced into Europe after World War II. A landmark work by a leading Weber scholar, Max Weber in America will fundamentally transform our understanding of this influential thinker and his place in the history of sociology and the social sciences.

The Writing on the Wall

The Writing on the Wall

Why We Must Embrace China as a Partner or Face It as an Enemy

  • Author: Will Hutton
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0743298616
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 432
  • View: 4415
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The prevailing view of China is that the country is an economic juggernaut sure to become the dominant power of the twenty-first century. In this provocative and stimulating book critically acclaimed author Will Hutton warns instead that China is running up against a set of daunting challenges from within its own political and economic system that could well derail its rise, leading to a massive shock to the global economy. The United States, he argues, must recognize that it has a vital stake in working to assure this doesn't happen, for if China's political liberalization and economic growth collapse, the United States will suffer crippling consequences. In today's highly globalized world economy, so much of the economic health of the United States -- our low inflation, high profits, and cheap credit -- rests upon China's economic growth and its massive investment in the United States. A great deal has been said about the economic and military threat China poses. But rather than provoking China with the military hawkishness of recent years and resisting Chinese economic supremacy with the saber rattling of protectionist antitrade policies -- twenty such bills have been introduced in Congress in just the last year -- the United States must build a strong relationship that will foster China's transition from an antiquated Communist state beset with profound problems to a fully modern, enlightened, and open society. Doing so will require understanding and engagement, not enmity and suspicion. China's current economic model, Hutton explains, is unsustainable, premised as it is on the myriad contradictions and dysfunctions of an authoritarian state attempting to control an economy in its transition to capitalism. If the twenty-first century is to be the China century, the Chinese will have to embrace the features of modern Western nations that have spurred the political stability and economic power of the United States and Europe: the rule of law, an independent judiciary, freedom of the press, and authentic representative government that is accountable to the people. Whether or not China does so rests in large part on how well the United States manages the relationship and persuades the Chinese of the virtues of an open, enlightened democratic system. The danger is that fearmongering will intensify animosities, leading both countries down a path of peril. Turning conventional wisdom on its head, this brilliantly argued book is vital reading at a crucial juncture in world affairs.

Capitalism

Capitalism

A Graphic Guide

  • Author: Dan Cryan
  • Publisher: Totem Books
  • ISBN: 9781848310551
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 175
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Introduces the concept of capitalism, discussing such topics as its history, leading theorists and proponents, and its impact on workers and politics.

Essays and Aphorisms

Essays and Aphorisms

  • Author: Arthur Schopenhauer
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141921757
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 256
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One of the greatest philosophers of the nineteenth century, Schopenhauer (1788-1860) believed that human action is determined not by reason but by 'will' - the blind and irrational desire for physical existence. This selection of his writings on religion, ethics, politics, women, suicide, books and many other themes is taken from Schopenhauer's last work, Parerga and Paralipomena, which he published in 1851. These pieces depict humanity as locked in a struggle beyond good and evil, and each individual absolutely free within a Godless world, in which art, morality and self-awareness are our only salvation. This innovative - and pessimistic - view has proved powerfully influential upon philosophy and art, directly affecting the work of Nietzsche, Wittgenstein and Wagner among others.

At the altar of the bottom line

At the altar of the bottom line

the degradation of work in the 21st century

  • Author: Tom Juravich
  • Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Pr
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 236
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An intimate and disturbing portrait of the contemporary American workplace

Schooling and the politics of disaster

Schooling and the politics of disaster

  • Author: Kenneth J. Saltman
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 295
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Schooling and the Politics of Disaster is the first volume to address how disaster is being used for a radical social and economic reengineering of education. From the natural disasters of the Asian tsunami and the hurricanes in the Gulf Coast, to the human-made disasters in Iraq, Afghanistan, Haiti, Sudan, Indonesia, the United States and around the globe, disaster is increasingly shaping policy and politics. This groundbreaking collection explores how education policy is being reshaped by disaster politics. Noted scholars in education and sociology tackle issues as far-ranging as No Child Left Behind, the War on Terror, Hurricane Katrina, the making of educational funding crises in the US, and the Iraq War to bring to light a disturbing new phenonmemon in educational policy.

Book review digest

Book review digest

  • Author: H.W. Wilson Company
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Books
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