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The SAGE Handbook of Political Science presents a major retrospective and prospective overview of the discipline. Comprising three volumes of contributions from expert authors from around the world, the handbook aims to frame, assess and synthesize research in the field, helping to define and identify its current and future developments. It does so from a truly global and cross-area perspective. Chapters cover a broad range of aspects, from providing a general introduction to exploring important subfields within the discipline. Each chapter is designed to provide a state-of-the-art and comprehensive overview of the topic by incorporating cross-cutting global, interdisciplinary, and, where this applies, gender perspectives. The Handbook is arranged over seven core thematic sections: Part 1: Political Theory; Part 2: Methods; Part 3: Political Sociology; Part ...

Max Weber and the Weberian Tradition in Political Science
Max Weber and the weberian tradition in political science
Andreas Anter Hinnerk Bruhns
Introduction

As one of the most influential political thinkers of the modern age, Weber offers starting points for the most diverse directions of political science. There's hardly a textbook that would not refer to him. With his positions on state and legitimacy, power and domination, parliament and government, he shaped the political science debate sustainably. He is one of the classics of the discipline – texts such as Politik als Beruf (Politics as a Profession) (Weber, 1992 [1919]) are among its canonical texts. Weber's reception is not only limited to positions and concepts, but also extends ...

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