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The celebrated Weber thesis is, in essence, an assertion of causal connections among four terms, namely the protestant ethic PE, the spirit of capitalism SC, modern western capitalism MWC and the industrial revolution IR, as follows
Social policy in early modern Ireland, like England, was primarily orientated towards the perennial problem of poverty. Despite the effect of war and famine, trade began to prosper in sixteenth century Ireland and continued to do so until after the Napoleonic Wars, albeit, interspersed with...
In Sociology, the term value has come to denote shared cultural standards related to objects of need, attitude or desire. Sociologists have generally confined their attention to values as empirical variables in social life whose scientific importance is not so much dependent upon their validity...
The discovery of The State has been one of the more visible characteristics of recent sociology, a cosmopolitan development which has transcended both national boundaries and the frameworks of particular specialties and subspecialties within the discipline. The present article incorporates an...
Our concern in this article is with the feeding back of sociological descriptions to those whom these descriptions purport to be about. This in particular is what we mean in our title by the retrieval of sociological description. We would like to consider here some of the issues surrounding any...
Although a good deal has been written about the social, economic and cultural impact of oilrelated economic development in the Scottish Highlands, little evidence has been assembled on the affective response of people living in those communities which have borne the brunt of economic and...
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