A Hundred Years from Weber: Science as Vocation and the Resurgence of National Populism

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Abstract

It has been one hundred years since the death of Max Weber and one hundred and two years since the publication of his classic essay “Science as a vocation”. The author reviews here several of the main ideas advanced in the essay and analyzes, from a Weberian perspective, the rise of national populism, the historical-structural origins of the present situation and the meaning that it has for supporters of this movement. This explanation and understanding has direct consequences for current attempts to reverse a movement that has changed the course of recent history in the United States and elsewhere in the developed world.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)745-765
Number of pages21
JournalRevista Mexicana de Sociologia
Volume83
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Eastern Sociological Society
  • national populism
  • science
  • Weber

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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