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" Not ideas, but material and ideal interests, directly govern men's conduct. Yet very frequently the ‘world images' that have been created by ‘ideas' have, like switchmen, determined the tracks along which action has been pushed by the dynamic of interest. "
Citizenship and Nationhood in France and Germany - Page 5
by Rogers Brubaker - 1992 - 270 pages
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Max Weber: Selections in Translation

Max Weber - Social Science - 1978 - 398 pages
...the way in which, to use a simile of Weber's own, ideas have functioned as 'switchmen' determining 'the tracks along which action has been pushed by the dynamic of interest'.1 But how are we to estimate the difference which would have been made had the doctrines...
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Détente and the Nixon Doctrine: American Foreign Policy and the Pursuit of ...

Robert S. Litwak - History - 1986 - 232 pages
...'images' of the world has been underscored by Weber: 'Not ideas, but material and ideal interests, directly govern men's conduct. Yet very frequently...along which action has been pushed by the dynamic of interest.'14 In considering the interplay of ideas and interests, one interpretation of Weber immediately...
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The Untouchable as Himself: Ideology, Identity and Pragmatism Among the ...

Professor R S Khare, Ravindra S.. Khare, Ravindra S. Khare - Social Science - 1984 - 189 pages
...material and ideal interests directly govern man's conduct. Yet very frequently the 'world images' which have been created by 'ideas' have, like switchmen,...along which action has been pushed by the dynamic of interests" (Weber 1958: 63-4; see also chap. 2). Finally, after all. it would be intriguing, but not...
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Max Weber in Asian Studies, Volume 1, Part 2

Andreas E. Buss - History - 1985 - 129 pages
...interests (material and ideal) provides the dynamics of the rationalization process. The world images have, "like switchmen, determined the tracks along which action has been pushed by the dynamic of interests" (Tenbruck 1980:335). For Weber, however, it is not the power and persistence of the ideas...
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Uncertain Victory: Social Democracy and Progressivism in European and ...

James T. Kloppenberg - Political Science - 1988 - 546 pages
...provided a striking formulation of his view of history: Not ideas, but material and ideal interest, directly govern men's conduct. Yet very frequently...along which action has been pushed by the dynamic of interest. "From what" and "for what" one wished to be redeemed and, let us not forget, "could be" redeemed,...
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Hegel: Religion, Economics, and the Politics of Spirit, 1770-1807

Laurence Dickey, Laurence Winant Dickey - History - 1989 - 459 pages
...had depended upon such a world image and such a stand. Not ideas, but material and ideal interests, directly govern men's conduct. Yet very frequently...along which action has been pushed by the dynamic of interest. "From what" and "for what" one wished to be redeemed and, let us not forget, "could be" redeemed,...
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Congregations: Their Power to Form and Transform

Carl Ellis Nelson - Religion - 1988 - 287 pages
...the direction that class interests take. Said Weber, "Not ideas, but material and ideal interests, directly govern men's conduct. Yet very frequently...along which action has been pushed by the dynamic of interest."19 George A. Lindbeck's recent work on The Nature of Doctrine draws in part on a Weberian...
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Ritual Healing in Suburban America

Meredith B. McGuire, Debra Kantor - Health & Fitness - 1988 - 324 pages
...Weber explained the importance of such "world images": Not ideas, but material and ideal interests, directly govern men's conduct. Yet very frequently...along which action has been pushed by the dynamic of interest. "From what" and "for what" one wished to be redeemed and, let us not forget, "could be" redeemed,...
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Embattled Reason: Essays on Social Knowledge, Volume 2

Reinhard Bendix - Biography & Autobiography - 1989 - 480 pages
...of his approach to the sociological analysis of ideas. Not ideas, but material and ideal interests, directly govern men's conduct. Yet very frequently,...along which action has been pushed by the dynamic of interest.37 Three levels of abstraction are involved in this passage, not two: material interests,...
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BiografaĚ de Max Weber

Marianne Weber - Biography & Autobiography - 1988 - 719 pages
...interests (material and ideal) directly govern men's conduct. But very often the 'images of the world' that have been created by ideas have, like switchmen,...determined the tracks along which action has been moved by the dynamic of interests." In the past, magical and religious forces and the obligatory ideas...
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