In Key Concepts in Classical Social Theory individual entries introduce, explain and contextualize the key topics within classical social theory. Definitions, summaries and key words are developed throughout with careful cross-referencing, allowing students to move effortlessly between core ideas and themes. Each entry provides:• Clear definitions• Lucid accounts of key issues• Up-to-date suggestions for further reading• Informative cross-referencing Relevant, focused and accessible, this book will provide students with an indispensible guide to the central concepts of classical social theory.
Throughout his writings Max Weber used the terms ‘domination’, ‘legitimation’ and ‘authority’ to understand how power works. Perhaps more than any other classical social thinker, a concern with the operation of power in large-scale societies and organizations is central to Weber's thought. Power ...