Max Weber and German Politics, 1890-1920
University of Chicago Press, Jul 25, 1990 - Political Science - 498 pages
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 In writing this work, Mommsen drew extensively on Weber's published and unpublished essays, newspaper articles, memoranda, and correspondence.
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Page 466 - ... commenting on the alleged stability and resilience of the civil service apparatus in Great Britain, France, and other nations in the face of marked changes in the political leadership of the state. This thesis is explicitly challenged in a brilliant analysis of the Nazi Germany case by Frederic S. Burin, "Bureaucracy and National Socialism: A Reconsideration of Weberian Theory,