How does one deal with diversity in an organization known to be hostile to it? Drawing on a Weberian perspective I present in this article one case occurring in actual historical practice: that of Inspector Bobkowski, a teacher, chief of the political education unit at the Berlin police academy and training center, and a hobby historian. With an eye to the case at hand as well as other efforts to deal with difference under the Weimar Republic encountered during my fieldwork, I attempt to uncover the motives underlying the action of officers who contributed to the promotion of diversity within the police force in Germany. Inquiring into their motives enables me to construct an ideal type of a “carrier of diversity,” which, I argue, shares affinities with a liberal agenda of civic equality.
Le Nouvel Esprit du capitalisme is a socio-cultural response to the neoliberal explanation of the successes and failures of capitalism in France during the last three decades in terms of individual rational actors and markets. Luc Boltanski and Eve Chiapello draw their inspiration from critical readings of sociologists who interpreted earlier incarnations of capitalism, including Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, Max Weber, and Emile Durkheim.
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Pasteur; it now serves as an archival trace for the historian. Centralized paperwork is associated with modernity, as Max Weber argued: “The combination of written documents and a continuous operation by officials constitutes the ‘office’ ( Bureau ) which
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West” and Max Weber’s on the “disenchantment of the world.” 23 This epistemic viewpoint, which pervades much of the neo-folk scene, can be understood as a fundamental “cultural longing for things that seem to be lost (as in community) or things that
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universitaire européen, Max Weber Working Paper, Juin 2014). 16 Le terme « fondamentalisme » naît au début du XX e siècle dans la sphère protestante anglo-saxonne pour désigner la volonté des croyants qui « affirmaient notamment l’inspiration et l’inerrance des