Join us on January 18th for a conversation with Stephen Turner and Carmen Chas on “Democracy and the Rule of Law”. To set our minds in motion, Turner will give a presentation arguing that both Weber and Kelsen avoided the term Rule of Law [Rechtsstaat] while painstakingly constructing alternative descriptions of the kind of legal order that these terms have been used to denote. Their redescriptions are intentionally subversive: they sought a demystified and de-ideologized language which respected the fact-value distinction, and the distinction between sociology and jurisprudence. They show that there is nothing more to the “rule of law,” either in the realm of fact or the realm of legally meaningful norms, than conformity to the law itself.
Value Polytheism and Democracy in Max Weber’s Political Thought Max Weber’s emphasis on the impossibility of a scientific foundation for value systems has been accused of being relativistic. What is the point of a social science that a priori refuses to discover and establish a common good? What are we supposed to do if social theory does … Leer más
«Die Wirkung von Max Webers “Politik als Beruf” in Deutschland, Japan und Brasilien» On June 9th at 18:00 (CET), we’ll be discussing the reception of Max Weber’s speech «Politik als Beruf» with a focus on Germany, Japan and Brazil. Our presenters, Prof. Masahiro Noguchi (Tokyo) and Prof. Sérgio da Matta (Ouro Preto) will share their … Leer más
3rd Online discussion: «Weber and Ukraine» 12/5/2022 The network coordinators are shaken and saddened by the Russian aggression on the Ukraine, which we starkly condemn. As an expression of our solidarity with the Ukrainian people suffering the consequences of the war and in particular with its academics, our next online session will be held on May … Leer más
X International Scientific and Practical Conference «From Weber to Wallerstein: Historical Sociology of States and World-systems» 12/5/2022 Dear colleagues! We are honored to invite you to participate in the X International Scientific and Practical Conference «From Weber to Wallerstein: Historical Sociology of States and World-systems» which will be held on 9-10 June 2022 at the … Leer más