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Author Kim, Sung Ho, 1966 November 9-

Title Max Weber's politics of civil society / Sung Ho Kim
Published Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004

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Description ix, 214 pages ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Of "sect man" : the modern self and civil society in Max Weber -- 2. The Protestant ethic and the spirit of individualism -- 3. The Protestant sects and the spirit of civil society -- 4. Politics, science, ethics -- 5. Liberalism, nationalism, and civil society -- 6. Max Weber's politics of civil society
Summary "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 a fresh 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."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Revision of the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Chicago, 1997
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-209) and index
Subject Weber, Max, 1864-1920.
Weber, Max, 1864-1920 -- Political and social views.
Political science.
Civil society.
LC no. 2003055592
ISBN 052182057X
Other Titles Politics of civil society