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Understanding of M. Weber's theory of state based on Ideal type

  • 인문논총
  • 2011, 27(), pp.5-51
  • Publisher : Institute for Human studies, Kyungnam University
  • Research Area : Humanities > Other Humanities

RU, SUNG HEE 1

1한국농촌경제연구원

Candidate

ABSTRACT

Today, there are a variety of Max Weber`s political studies. In the Weber's political discourses, researchers who interested in Weber`s state`s view provided not only various discussions on Weber`s theory of the state but lots of confusions. Under these circumstances, the study aims properly to interpret Weber`s theory of the state. In article, I divide three parts on previous studies of Weber`s theory of the state. Three parts is following that 1) interpreting Weber`s theory of the state as a volk-culture`s substitute, 2) focusing Weber`s theory of the state as a modern state`s formation and practices and 3) concentrating on individual`s volition than state`s collective power. After I review three parts`s importance and limits, I try to interpret Weber`s theory of the state with “ideal type”. As Weber regards a nation-state as a means to realize ‘real-politic’, his view on state was not understood as one dimension. Lastly, I suggest paradigm shift about Weber's state's view that understanding German society with weber's various political views is more useful than arguing on how to interpret Weber's political views.

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