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SIS-700 CRS Proseminar
SIS-701 IR Proseminar
SIS-705 Social Theory Proseminar
SIS-714 The Conduct of Inqury in International Relations
Scholars and Thinkers
Ferdinand de Saussure
Qualitative Data Analysis
Recent Changes (still working on this one)
A Theory of Power for Women”
A Theory of Structure Duality, Agency, and Transformation
Action Systems and Social Systems
An Economic Theory of Democracy
An Introduction to Varieties of Capitalism
Anomie and the Modern Division of Labor
Arbitrary Social Values and the Linguistic sign
Arbitrary Social Values and the Linguistic sign (2)
Art, War, and Fascism
Assembling the Social
Back to the Future Endogenous Institutions and Comparative Politics
Call for a Debate about the Paradigm
Can the Subaltern Speak
Capital and the Values of Commodities
Civil Society and the Political Public Sphere
Civilization and the Individual
Civilizing the Enemy German Reconstruction and the Invention of the West
Class, Status, Party
Climate, Coastal Proximity, and Development
Class, Status, Party
"Class, Status, Party"
The structure of legal order influences the distribution of power within a given community. Classes, status groups and parties are representations of the distribution of power with in a community (119).
According to Weber, there are 4 spheres: the economic, the social, legal and power. Classes and status groups influence one another and together influence the legal sphere. Parties operate in the power sphere and attempt to acquire social power and are only possible in groups with an “associated character” with staff who can enforce it (128).
Classes are not communities, but possible bases for social action. This doesn’t necessarily agree wit today’s conceptions/uses of class but would Marx agree?
Ethnic segregation- coexisting vs the caste system: Coexistence fosters mutual distain and the belief that one’s own ethnic groups is superior, whereas a caste system brings about “social subordination” and the acknowledgement that another group might be more honorable than one’s own (125).
On the nature of human nature:
It seems that its human nature to not only act socially, but for humans to organize into groups, and to assign value to those groups.
Is there human agency?
Weber doesn’t describe the agency of individuals, or the agency of classes or groups. However there appears to be some agency not only within the party structure, but in the purpose of the party itself. Individuals can assume roles of leadership within the party, and the party seeks to leverage itself against other associations to gain power.
Can there be equality?
There appears to be equality within groups and classes but not between groups and classes. The legal and power spheres seem to be based on those differences.
It still isn’t entirely clear what the difference is between class and status, outside of the fact that class is economic, and status is primarily social (128) and there’s some overlap. However, I can’t think of an example where those two concepts are not linked in some way, except maybe being the president of a neighborhood association. Can you?
Which association is stronger? An economic (class based) or ethnic (social)?
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