3rd Online discussion: «Weber and Ukraine»


w. Pavlo Fedorchenko-Kutuev

Mediators: Victor Strazzeri and Edith Hanke

Prof. Pavlo Fedorchenko-Kutuev is a sociologist and political scientist based in Kyiv with over twenty years of teaching and research experience in Ukraine and overseas. Pavlo is a Professor of sociology and Sociology Department chair at Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute. Currently, he is working in the area of sociology of modernization and development, social theory of modernity, historical sociology of the developmental state, and comparative politics of the post-communist transformations. He has also published three books and numerous articles in sociology, comparative politics, and history of the social thought. During his career, he has held numerous fellowships at the leading academic centers in the USA, the UK, Austria and Japan, including the Fulbright Senior Scholar Fellowship and Chevening Scholarship. Pavlo has been relying heavily on Weber’s ideas in his analysis of the post-Leninist societal transformation and state-building, he’s been making use of the concept of neo-patrimonialism as applied to explain post-Soviet political dynamics.  Finally, he has also done research on bureaucracy and its ethos as well as the prospect of rationalization/modernization of the Ukrainian society.

2nd Online discussion: «Weber and Nietzsche»


w. Camilla Emmenegger, Octavio Majul and Christian Marty

Mediator: Edith Hanke

Octavio Majul is a lecturer and researcher at the Gino Germani Research Institute (IIGG) of the University of Buenos Aires. His research focuses on the historical, methodological, and economic dimensions of Max Weber’s work. In 2019 he presented his master thesis «La influencia de Friedrich Nietzsche en el pensamiento político de Max Weber entre 1892-1898» [The influence of Friedrich Nietzsche on the political thought of Max Weber between 1892-1898].

Christian Marty is an independent researcher, CEO of Ed-Tech ‘Schlaufux’ and owner of ‘Schlaumacher’ tutoring school in Switzerland. His research focuses on the history of social thought and specifically on the works of Max Weber and Friedrich Nietzsche, among others. In 2020 he published the book Max Weber ein Denker der Freiheit [Max Weber. Thinker of Freedom].

Camilla Emmenegger is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Florence. Her research focuses on political and social philosphy, history of modern political thought and theories of power and obedience, revolution and political violence, among other interests. In 2020 she finished her PhD thesis «Rivoluzione del mondo. Figure della soggetivita in Max Weber tra radicalismo etico e violenza politica» [World revolution: figures of subjectivity in Max Weber between ethical radicalism and political violence].

1st Online discussion: «Weber and methodology»


w. Erik Jansson Boström and Hans Henrik Bruun

Mediator: Victor Strazzeri

Erik Jansson Boström works at the Department of Philosophy at Uppsala University (Sweden). His research area focuses mainly on the ideal type and its foundations. In May 2020 he finished his thesis dissertation: Max Weber and the necessity of ideal types [Max Weber och idealtypernas nödvändighet]. 

Hans Henrik Bruun is an Honorary Professor at the Department of Sociology at the University of Copenhagen (Denmark). His research area focuses on Weber and methodology with indispensable publications such as Science, values and politics in Max Weber’s Methodology (Book, 2016) or Max Weber: collected methodological writings (Book, 2013), co-edited w. Sam Whimster.