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dc.contributor.authorRundell, J
dc.date.available2014-05-22T03:45:36Z
dc.date.issued2009-05
dc.identifier.citationRundell, J. (2009). Democratic Revolutions, Power and the City: Weber and Political Modernity. Thesis Eleven, 97 (1), pp.81-98. https://doi.org/10.1177/0725513608101910.
dc.identifier.issn0725-5136
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/31596
dc.description.abstract<jats:p> This article develops three interconnected arguments concerning the image of modernity as a revolutionary epoch and the way in which this image has been understood and theorized. These three lines of conceptualization, which can only be sketched in less rather than greater detail here, concern the constellation or figuration of modernity, its democratic dimension, and in reference to each, the work of Max Weber, especially The City. More specifically, the article argues that modern democracy is revolutionary when viewed as an open and self-instituting articulation of political power. Its modern revolutionary impulse begins in the Italian Renaissance city-states, the German `free' cities, and the Swiss federation where urban autonomy was matched by the creation of elected forms of rulership and the development of federated circulations of power. </jats:p>
dc.languageen
dc.publisherSAGE Publications
dc.subjectSociology
dc.titleDemocratic Revolutions, Power and the City: Weber and Political Modernity
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0725513608101910
melbourne.peerreviewPeer Reviewed
melbourne.affiliationThe University of Melbourne
melbourne.affiliation.departmentPhilosophy, Anthropology and Social Inquiry
melbourne.source.titleThesis Eleven: critical theory and historical sociology
melbourne.source.volume97
melbourne.source.issue1
melbourne.source.pages81-98
dc.description.pagestart81
melbourne.publicationid137258
melbourne.elementsid317945
melbourne.contributor.authorRundell, John
dc.identifier.eissn1461-7455
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