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  1. The Political Logic of Economics and the Economic Logic of Modernity in Max Weber.Peter Breiner - 1995 - Political Theory 23 (1):25-47.
    The explanation of everything by economic causes alone is never exhaustive in any sense whatsoever, in any sphere of cultural phenomena, not even in the economic sphere itself. Max Weber, “Objectivity”in Social Science and Social Policy (1904).
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    Democratic Autonomy, Political Ethics, and Moral Luck.Peter Breiner - 1989 - Political Theory 17 (4):550-574.
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    Translating Max Weber.Peter Breiner - 2004 - European Journal of Political Theory 3 (2):133-149.
    Although it is well-recognized that Max Weber was of central importance to many of the emigre social scientists who fled Hitler, commentators have overlooked both Weber’s attempt to found a new dynamic political science that would test partisan commitments and the endeavors of emigre political scientists to develop this project. This article lays out this new Weberian political science and assesses the fate of the various attempts on the part of the emigres to translate it into their new setting. It (...)
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    Machiavelli's “New Prince” and the Primordial Moment of Acquisition.Peter Breiner - 2008 - Political Theory 36 (1):66-92.
    Commentators have frequently noted the discrepancy in il Principle between the figure of the new prince and the impossibility of exemplifying him. Against interpretations that claim Machiavelli's text either traps a prince in a web of self-destructive advice or destabilizes the very political knowledge it provides, the author argues that it uses the figure of the new prince to locate us in the primordial moment of acquisition of political power, a moment that is never overcome but is constantly replayed in (...)
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    Max Weber & Democratic Politics.Peter Breiner - 1996 - Cornell University Press.
    In this work, Peter Breiner explores the implications of Max Weber's political sociology for political judgment and democratic theory.
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    Karl Mannheim and Political Ideology.Peter Breiner - 2013 - In Michael Freeden, Lyman Tower Sargent & Marc Stears (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Political Ideologies. Oxford University Press. pp. 38.
    This chapter argues that the famous ‘Mannheim paradox’ regarding the ideological understanding of ideology in Ideology and Utopia merely serves as a preparation for a far more complex and persistent paradox that poses a recurrent problem for any political science seeking to understand the relation of political ideologies to political reality: namely, when we try to understand contending political ideologies at any one historical moment and test them for their ‘congruence’ with historical and sociological ‘reality’, our construction of this context (...)
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    Book Review: Political Conduct, by Mark PhilpPolitical Conduct, by PhilpMark. Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press, 2007. [REVIEW]Peter Breiner - 2015 - Political Theory 43 (1):134-141.