He studied history, economics, and philosophy at the University of Heidelberg in preparation for a career in law. However, after receiving his doctorate and briefly practicing law he decided to take up an academic career.
Weber's Christmas presents to his parents, when he was thirteen years old, were two historical essays entitled "About the course of German history, with special reference to the positions of the Emperor and the Pope", and "About the Roman Imperial period from Constantine to the migration of nations".
Throughout the late s, Weber continued his study of law and history. He also involved himself in politics, joining the left-leaning Evangelical Social Congress. After spending months in a sanatorium during the summer and autumn ofWeber and his wife travelled to Italy at the end of the year and did not return to Heidelberg until April He would again withdraw from teaching in and not return to it till Weber's ordeal with mental illness was carefully described in a personal chronology that was destroyed by his wife.
This chronicle was supposedly destroyed because Marianne Weber feared that Max Weber's work would be discredited by the Nazis if his experience with mental illness were widely known.
Some other of his works written in the first one and a half decades of the 20th century—published posthumously and dedicated primarily from the fields of sociology of religion, economic and legal sociology—are also recognised as among his most important intellectual contributions. A monument to his visit was placed at the home of relatives whom Weber visited in Mt.
This attempt was unsuccessful, in part because many liberals feared social-democratic revolutionary ideals. In time, however, Weber became one of the most prominent critics of German expansionism and of the Kaiser 's war policies.
These provisions were later used by Adolf Hitler to subvert the rest of the constitution and institute rule by decree, allowing his regime to suppress opposition and gain dictatorial powers. In Weber's critique of the left, he complained of the leaders of the leftist Spartacus League —which was led by Karl Liebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg and controlled the city government of Berlin while Weber was campaigning for his party—"We have this [German] revolution to thank for the fact that we cannot send a single division against the Poles.
All we see is dirt, muck, dung, and horse-play—nothing else. Liebknecht belongs in the madhouse and Rosa Luxemburg in the zoological gardens. Weber believed that many countries were guilty of starting World War I, not just Germany. About the nature of politicians, he concluded that, "In nine out of ten cases they are windbags puffed up with hot air about themselves.
They are not in touch with reality, and they do not feel the burden they need to shoulder; they just intoxicate themselves with romantic sensations. Many colleagues and students in Munich attacked his response to the German Revolution and some right-wing students held protests in front of his home.
His widow Marianne helped prepare it for its publication in — Max Weber's thought[ edit ] Max Weber's bureaucratic theory or model is sometimes also known as the "rational-legal" model.
The model tries to explain bureaucracy from a rational point of view via nine main characteristics or principles; these are as follows: These competencies are underpinned by rules, laws, or administrative regulations.
Regulations describe firmly established chains of command and the duties and capacity to coerce others to comply. Hiring people with particular, certified qualifications supports regular and continuous execution of the assigned duties.
Weber notes that these three aspects " In the private sector, these three aspects constitute the essence of a bureaucratic management of a private company. Recruitment based on merit e. As Weber noted, real bureaucracy is less optimal and effective than his ideal-type model. Each of Weber's principles can degenerate—and more so, when they are used to analyze the individual level in an organization.Find great deals for Essays in Economic Sociology by Max Weber (, Hardcover).
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