'The outstanding work on Weber's political ideas.' Frank Parkin 'A very reliable guide through the controversial political philosopy of Max Weber ... impressive for its thoroughness.' Wolfgang Mommsen 'An excellent study.' Steven Lukes, New Society
David Beetham is a Professor of Politics at Leeds University. He is the author of Marxists in Face of Fascism and an expert on modern European social and political theory.
Introduction to the Second Edition. 1. Max Weber as Political Theorist. 2. Weber as Protagonist of Borgeois Values. 3. The Limits of Bureaucratic Rationality. 4. Parliment and Democracy. 5. Nationalism and the Nation State. 6. Society, Class and State: Germany. 7. Society, Class and State: Russia. 8. Class Society and Plebiscitary Leadership. 9.Social Science and Political Practice. Bibliography. Index.