Karten 182 Karten
Lernende 2 Lernende
Sprache Deutsch
Stufe Universität
Erstellt / Aktualisiert 15.04.2019 / 09.06.2019
Lizenzierung Keine Angabe
0 Exakte Antworten 182 Text Antworten 0 Multiple Choice Antworten
Fenster schliessen

Max Weber (1864 - 1920)

Significance of this work

  • one of the founders of German Sociology (next to Simmel and Tönnies)
  • First studies on organizations
Fenster schliessen

Historical Context

  • Expansion of capitalism
  • Rationalization of the worldview
  • Growth of the administrative machinery in public & private organizations

= Rationality: Objectivity, Impersonality, Predictability

Fenster schliessen

2.2 The Concept of the "Ideal Type"


Fenster schliessen

What is NOT the concept of the "Ideal Type"? (2)

  • seeking to be consistent with reality
  • to be understood as a normative ideal
Fenster schliessen

What is the Concept of the "Ideal Type"? (1)

heuristic construct for understanding reality ("measuring rod")
e.g. homo economicus, perfect market, bureaucracy

Fenster schliessen

2.3 Forms of Authority


Fenster schliessen

Development and Function of Ideal Types

“An ideal type type is formed formed formedby the one-sided accentuation of one or more points of view and by the synthesis of a great many diffuse, discrete, more or less present and occasionally emphasized viewpoint into a unified analytical construct. This mental image brings together certain relationships and events of historical life to form an internally consistent cosmos of conceptual interrelations. In substance, this construct bears the character of an utopie which we arrive at by mentally accentuation certain elements of reality. Historical research faces the taks of determining in each individual case, the extend to which this ideal-construct approximates to or diverges from reality."

- Max Weber

Fenster schliessen


possibility of imposing one's will upon the behaviour of other persons