Max Weber and Robert Michels

@article{Scaff1981MaxWA,
  title={Max Weber and Robert Michels},
  author={Lawrence A. Scaff},
  journal={American Journal of Sociology},
  year={1981},
  volume={86},
  pages={1269 - 1286}
}
  • L. Scaff
  • Published 1 May 1981
  • Sociology
  • American Journal of Sociology
This paper investigates the unique intellectual parthership of Max Weber and Robert Michels. Drawing on published work and unpublished correspondence, it shows the extent and nature of the influence exerted by Weber on Michels's inquiry into the sociology of parties and organization. Beginning as a syndicalist and renegade Marxist, Michels sharpened his critical perspective under Weber's guidance. The "structural" and sociological analysis in his major work, Political Parties, developed within… 
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