Max Weber Studies Vol. 17 No. 1


List of Contributors


Joshua Derman, Austin Harrington, Duncan Kelly, Sam Whimster

Political Leadership and Political Education in a Subverted World Lawrence Scaff

Dialectics of disenchantment. A Weberian look at Western modernity
Wolfgang Schluchter

Introduction: Carl Schmitt’s Critique of Friedrich Meinecke
Duncan Kelly

Remarks on Friedrich Meinecke’sMachiavellism. The Doctrine of Raison d’état and its Place in Modern History
Carl Schmitt

Max and Alfred Weber and their female entourage
Eberhard Demm

Book Reviews

Max Weber, Briefe 1895–1902
Victor Strazzeri

Andreas Anter, Max Weber und die Staatsrechtslehre
Christopher Adair-Toteff

Keith TribeThe Economy of the Word: Language, History, and Economics
Christopher Brooke

Gangolf Hübinger,Engagierte Beobachter der Moderne: Von Max Weber bis Ralf Dahrendorf
Kari Palonen

Ian Bryan, Peter Langford, and John McGarry, eds.,The Foundation of the Juridico-Political: Concept Formation in Hans Kelsen and Max Weber
Lars Vinx

Esther Bertschinger-Joos, Frieda Gross und ihre Briefe an Else Jaffé. Ein bewegtes Leben im Umfeld von Anarchismus, Psychoanalyse und Bohème Gottfried M. Heuer, The suppressed psychoanalytic and political significance of Otto Gross
Sam Whimster

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Max Weber Studies is published twice a year in January and July.
ISSN: 1470-8078 

The journal is committed to the application and dissemination of the ideas of Max Weber.  Max Weber Studies seeks an engagement with the fundamental issues in the social and historical sciences: the dilemmas of life-conduct and vocation in the contemporary world, the tracking of rationalization processes and their impact, disenchantment and the return of magic, the 'uniqueness of the West' and multiple modernities, the analysis of the stratification of power and its modalities, and the validity of an interpretative science of social reality. The journal asserts the continuing place of Weber in the conversation of both classical and contemporary social and cultural theory.

The journal is an indispensable source for the translation of new Weber texts and the publication of unpublished correspondence. It offers extensive reviews of every new volume published by the Max Weber Gesamtausgabe and analyses the emerging work-history of Weber's writings. It is very much interested in milieu analysis of European intellectual thought 1880-1920, in particular movements of social reform, the women's movement, cultural currents, family history, the universities, and politics both nationally and internationally. The journal also undertakes the reflexive analysis of the reception of Max Weber in different language communities.

The journal is interdisciplinary and welcomes articles in the fields of sociology, social theory, organizational theory, economic sociology, historical sociology, religious and cultural analysis, ethics, methodology, intellectual history, and civilizational analysis.

Indexing and Abstracting: The journal is available online with JSTOR. The journal is indexed and abstracted  Sociological Abstracts, Worldwide Political Science Abstracts, Cambridge Scientific Abstracts.