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Book chapter

The Weberian tradition in historical sociology and the field of Soviet studies

P. 7-20.

It is argued that Weberian concepts such as 'charisma of reason' and 'patrimonial bureaucracy' can be applied to the Soviet system at different stages of its evolution. Neo-Weberian theories which are not based directly on Weber's ideas can also be relevant for the study of Soviet society. But theoretical approaches of historical sociology should be complemented with more empirically oriented social history of the Soviet period.

In book

Helsinki: Aleksanteri Series, 2010.