is professor of political science at the Faculty of Economics, Law and Social Sciences at the University of Erfurt, Germany. After his studies of political science and sociology in Münster, Freiburg, and Hamburg and his PhD in Hamburg (1994), he taught political theory and domestic politics at the Universities of Hamburg, Leipzig, and Bremen. He is the author of Max Weber’s Theory of the Modern State (2014), Max Weber und die Staatsrechtslehre (2016), and Theorien der Macht zur Einführung (4th ed., 2018).
Robert J. Antonio
is professor of sociology at the University of Kansas. He specializes in social theory and is currently working on projects related to capitalism’s crisis tendencies, especially concerning the intersection of increased economic inequality, ecological risk, and democratic and authoritarian responses. Among his recent publications are “Ethnoracial Populism: An Alternative to Neoliberal Globalization?” in Social Epistemology (2019); (with Alessandro Bonanno) “From Fordism to Brexit & Trump: Is Authoritarian Capitalism on the Rise?” in Blackwell Companion to Sociology (2019); “Immanent Critique and the Exhaustion Thesis: Neoliberalism and History’s Vicissitudes” in The Palgrave Handbook of Critical Theory (2017); and “Plundering the Commons: The Growth Imperative in Neoliberal Times” in Sociological Review (2013).
Johann P. Arnason
is emeritus professor at La Trobe University, Melbourne, where he taught sociology from 1975 to 2003, and affiliated with the Department of Historical Sociology, Faculty of Human Studies, Charles University, Prague, where he taught from 2007 to 2015. His research interests center on social theory and historical sociology, with particular emphasis on the comparative analysis of civilizations. Recent publications include Anthropology and Civilizational Analysis: Eurasian Explorations (edited, with Chris Hann; 2018); “Elias and Eisenstadt: The Multiple Meanings of Civilization,” in Social Imaginaries (2015); and “Theorizing the History of Religions: The Weberian Agenda and Its Unresolved Issues,” in Social Imaginaries (2017).
is emeritus professor of sociology at Hamburg University. He has published widely on critical theory, the evolution of the state, and the radical right in Germany. His publications on Max Weber include Bürokratie und Charisma. Zur politischen Soziologie Max Webers (1994), Max Webers tragische Soziologie (2006), and “Herrschaft” in der Soziologie Max Webers (2011). English translations of his essays have been published in Law and State, Journal of Historical Sociology, History of the Human Sciences, Max Weber Studies, and Max Weber, Democracy and Modernization, edited by Ralph Schroeder.
(p. xii) John Breuilly
is emeritus professor of nationalism and ethnicity at the London School of Economics. Recent publications include The Oxford Handbook of the History of Nationalism (2013); “Modernisation and Nationalist Ideology,” in Archiv für Sozialgeschichte (2017); “Modern Empires and Nation-States,” in Thesis Eleven (2017); and “Popular Nationalism, State Forms and Modernity,” in Nations, Identities and the First World War: Shifting Loyalties to the Fatherland (2018). A revised version of his edition of 19th Century Germany: Politics, Culture and Society, 1780–1918 will be published in 2019. He is writing a book on how nationalism “traveled” the world.
is director of research emeritus at CNRS, affiliated to the Centre de recherches historiques (EHESS/CNRS) in Paris. He joined the CNRS in 1985 and the EHESS in Paris in 1982. Previously he was attached to the Universities of Aix-en-Provence (1971–1975) and Bochum (1976–1979). From 1979 on, he has been active as administrator of international research cooperation programs in German and French public research organizations, and from 1997 to 2008 he was deputy director of the Foundation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme. Recent publications include Max Weber und der Erste Weltkrieg (2017) and Max Webers historische Sozialökonomie/L’économie sociale de Max Weber entre histoire et sociologie (2014).
Hans Henrik Bruun
is adjunct professor at the Department of Sociology, University of Copenhagen. His Science, Values and Politics in Max Weber’s Methodology (1972, new edition 2010) remains a standard reference work on Weber’s methodology. He was translator and co-editor of Max Weber: Collected Methodological Writings (2012) and recently published the first complete Danish translation of Weber’s The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism.
Sérgio da Mata
is associate professor at Ouro Preto University, Brazil. He earned his PhD from the University of Cologne. He is author of Chão de Deus (2002), História & Religião (2010), and A fascinação weberiana. As origens da obra de Max Weber (2013). His edited collections include Contributions to Theory and Comparative History of Historiography: German and Brazilian Perspectives (2015; with Luísa Pereira and Luiz Fernandes). He has authored numerous articles on Max Weber, German historicism, and German philosophical anthropology. His current project explores the intellectual history of Joachim Ritter’s Collegium philosophicum at the University of Münster and its meaning for the Weberian tradition in postwar Germany. He is a recipient of fellowships from the Deutsches Akademisches Austauschdienst, the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung, and the Deutsche Schillergesellschaft.
is associate professor of humanities at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. His research focuses on modern German history and, in particular, the international dimensions of German political and social thought. His book Max Weber in Politics and Social Thought: From Charisma to Canonization (2012) is the first comprehensive history of Weber’s early impact in Germany and the United States.
(p. xiii) Laura R. Ford
is an assistant professor of sociology at Bard College. With a background in both law and sociology, her research and teaching interests include law and religion, economic sociology, social theory, the history and development of intellectual property, and historical sociology. Recent publications include articles in Qualitative Sociology, Max Weber Studies, Theory & Society, and the Cardozo Public Law, Policy & Ethics Journal.
is a fellow at the Remarque Institute, New York University. He is a historian of modern Europe and has worked at the University of Cambridge, Princeton University, Columbia University, and the University of Padova. Recent books include Italian Modernities: Competing Narratives of Nationhood (co-authored with Bjørn Thomassen; 2019) and On the Edge of Democracy: Italy 1943–1948 (2019).
is a fellow in history of St. Anne’s College, Oxford. He has published an intellectual biography of Weber, Max Weber and the Protestant Ethic: Twin Histories (2014) and two books of essays: A Historian Reads Max Weber (2008) and Max Weber in Context (2016).
is a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer at the Department of Social Sciences of Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany. He works on the history of sociology, the philosophy of the social sciences, and network theory. His publications include “Weber and Simmel on the Formation of Norms, Rules and Laws” in Journal of Classical Sociology (with Tom Kaden; 2017), Max Webers vergessene Zeitgenossen (with Gerhard Wagner; 2016), and “Neo-Kantianism and the Social Sciences: From Rickert to Weber” in New Approaches to Neo-Kantianism, edited by Nicolas de Warren and Andrea Staiti (with Gerhard Wagner; 2015).
is a Viadrina senior fellow at the B/Orders in Motion Center and a retired professor of modern history at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder). He has published extensively on intellectual and cultural history, the history of the social sciences and humanities, and religious culture and political movements in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He is a co-publisher of the complete editions of Max Weber and Ernst Troeltsch. Recent publications include Max Weber: Stationen und Impulse einer intellektuellen Biographie (2019) and Engagierte Beobachter der Moderne: Von Max Weber bis Ralf Dahrendorf (2016).
is life fellow, Christ’s College, Cambridge University. His main interests are in the historical sociology and political economy of money and finance, on which he has published widely in journals including The British Journal of Sociology, Acta Sociologica, Archives Européenes de Sociologie, and Cambridge Journal of Economics. His major recent books are The Nature of Money (2004) and Capitalism, with Postscript on the Financial Crisis (2011). In 2013, Jocelyn Pixley and Geoffrey Harcourt edited a Festschrift entitled Financial Crises and the Nature of Capitalist Money: Mutual Developments from the Work of Geoffrey Ingham.
(p. xiv) Thomas Kemple
is professor of sociology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. In addition to articles in Theory, Culture & Society and the Journal of Classical Sociology, his most recent works include Intellectual Work and the Spirit of Capitalism (2012), The Anthem Companion to Georg Simmel (co-edited with Olli Pyyhtinen; 2017), Simmel (2018), and Writing the Body Politic: A John O’Neill Reader (co-edited with Mark Featherstone; 2019).
Sung Ho Kim
is professor of political science at Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea. He also taught political, social, and legal theories at the University of California, the University of Chicago, Harvard University, and Keio University (Japan). He is a recipient of the Leo Strauss Award of the American Political Science Association. He authored the “Max Weber” entry for the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy and (with C. Hahm) Making We the People (2015). His earlier monograph, Max Weber’s Politics of Civil Society (2004), explored Weber as a liberal and democratic theorist.
is on faculty at the University of British Columbia, where he holds a cross-appointment at the UBC School of Music and in the UBC Arts One Program. His research addresses the relationship between music, mathematics, and early modern science, as well as the genealogies of inequality, morality, and sexuality developed by Rousseau, Nietzsche, and Foucault. Recent publications include contributions to Nietzsche-Studien (2013), Perspectives on Science (2014, 2018), I Tatti Studies in the Italian Renaissance (2019), and Modern Intellectual History (2017, 2019), as well as a chapter on music and disciplinary culture in Foucault on the Arts and Letters (2016).
is visiting professor, School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong, and senior research associate at the Centre on Migration Policy and Study at Oxford University. He has written twelve books translated into fifteen languages. His recent books are Experience: New Foundations for the Human Sciences (2018) and China Constructing Capitalism: Economic Life and Urban Change (co-author; 2014).
is professor emeritus of Arabic and Islamic studies at Martin Luther University in Halle, Germany, and directed the Orient-Institut Beirut (Lebanon), a research institute in the humanities and social sciences (2007–2017). His current work concerns the discursive contexts and theoretical framing of traditions of political thought in the MENA region and beyond. His related English publications include “Sunni Resurgence, Jihād Discourse and the Impact of the Frankish Presence” and “Towards a Historical Semantic of the Bedouin” (both available online: www.menalib.de/en/), as well as “Religious Texts and the Islamic Purity Regime” in Discourses of Purity in Transcultural Perspective (300–1600) (2015).
is professor emeritus for comparative studies of civilizations and for social philosophy at the University of Osaka. He studied philosophy, German literature, and comparative studies of literature and civilization at the University of Tokyo. He also worked as a professor at the University of Tokyo and Gakushuin University. His research focuses on critical theory of society, theory of multiple modernities, German idealism, (p. xv) and critics of modernity. Recent publications have appeared in Critical Asian Studies (2016) and Nova Acta Leopoldina (2017).
is professor emeritus of political science at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. His books deal with the concept of politics (A Struggle with Time, 2006), the principles of conceptual history (Politics and Conceptual Histories, 2014), textual analysis of politics (Debates, Rhetoric and Political Action, 2017, with Claudia Wiesner and Taru Haapala), and parliamentary procedure and rhetoric (Parliamentary Thinking. Procedure, Rhetoric and Time, 2018). His Weber books include Das Webersche Moment (1998), Eine Lobrede für Politiker (2002), Objektivität als faires Spiel (2010), A Political Style of Thinking (2017), and the collection Max Webers Begriffspolitik (2019).
Jos C. N. Raadschelders
is professor and associate dean of faculty at the John Glenn College of Public Affairs, The Ohio State University. He is also affiliated with the Institute of Public Administration, University of Leiden, the Netherlands. His research interests include the nature of the government and its study, comparative government, administrative history, and anything else that captures his attention. He is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration.
is professor in social science of the Internet at the Oxford Internet Institute at the University of Oxford. His publications include Social Theory after the Internet: Media, Technology and Globalization (2018), Knowledge Machines: Digital Transformations of the Sciences and Humanities (2015; co-authored with Eric T. Meyer), An Age of Limits: Social Theory for the Twenty-First Century (2013), Rethinking Science, Technology and Social Change (2007), and Max Weber and the Sociology of Culture (1992).
is an honorary professor at the Universities of Essex, Exeter, and Copenhagen. He was formerly professor of sociology at the Universities of Essex and Leicester and pro-vice chancellor for research at the University of Plymouth. He has been president of the British Sociological Association and chair of the Sociology Section of the British Academy and in 2013 was awarded the CBE for Services to Social Science. His work covers theoretical sociology, the history of sociology, elites and social stratification, and social network analysis. His most recent books include British Social Theory: Recovering Lost Traditions before 1950 (2018), Envisioning Sociology. Victor Branford, Patrick Geddes, and the Quest for Social Reconstruction (with Ray Bromley; 2013), and The Emerald Guide to Max Weber (2019).
is associate professor in the Department of Sociology at York University, Toronto, Canada. He has taught sociology at the Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, and various other universities in Canada, including Wilfrid Laurier, Victoria, St. Thomas University, and University of New Brunswick. He was a participant in the debate “Feudalism in Pre-colonial, Non-European Societies,” sponsored by the Journal of Peasant Studies. His previous publications include Colonial Hegemony and Popular Resistance (1998), Recasting Caste: From the Sacred to the Profane (2014; translated in Hindi and Marathi 2018), and essays in prominent journals.
(p. xvi) Lutfi Sunar
is associate professor in the Department of Sociology at Istanbul Medeniyet University, Turkey. His major research interests are classical sociological theory, orientalism, social change, and stratification. He has published various articles in international journals. Among his recent books are Marx and Weber on Oriental Societies (2014), Eurocentrism at the Margins: Encounters, Critics and Going Beyond (as editor, 2016), Debates on Civilization in the Muslim World: Critical Perspectives on Islam and Modernity (as editor, 2016), Toplumsal Değişim (2018), and Sosyal Tabakalaşma (2018).
is full professor at the Department of Sociology and at the Canadian Centre for German and European Studies at the University of Montreal. She is in charge of the “Feuilleton” section of Sociologie et sociétés. She teaches classical German sociology and translates German feuilletons into French (Simmel, Kracauer, Elias, Roth, Tucholsky). At the center of her current research are two interests: contemporary Germany and sociological writing. Within one concrete project—an ethnography of a German mid-sized town, written in the form of feuilletons—she brings them both together. In 2018 she was writer-in-residence in Lviv, Ukraine.
Bryan S. Turner
is professor of sociology and director of the Institute for Religion, Politics and Society at the Australian Catholic University; emeritus professor at the Graduate Center CUNY, USA; and an honorary professor at Potsdam University, Germany, where he is the director of the Centre for Social Citizenship. In 2009 he was awarded a doctor of letters from the University of Cambridge. He won the Max Planck Award in 2015. His interests include the sociology of religion with special reference to law and religion, political sociology with special attention to citizenship and human rights, and social and political theory. He was the chief editor of the five-volume Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Theory (2018).
Stephen P. Turner
is currently distinguished university professor in the Department of Philosophy, University of South Florida. He has written extensively on Max Weber, especially on aspects of his methodological writings, in Max Weber and the Dispute Over Reason and Value: A Study in Philosophy, Ethics, and Politics (1984) and Max Weber: The Lawyer as Social Thinker (both with the late Regis Factor). His Cognitive Science and the Social: A Primer was published in 2018. He has recently co-edited, with Christopher Adair-Toteff, The Calling of Social Thought: Rediscovering the Work of Edward Shils (2019).
is professor at the University of Buenos Aires, where he is in charge of the Max Weber research group. He has published and edited several books on different aspects of Weber’s legacy, including Max Weber en Iberoamérica (edited with Álvaro Morcillo; 2016) and Racionalidad y tragedia (2011).