Max Weber on Property: An Effort in Interpretive Understanding
Socio-Legal Review, Vol. 6, pp. 24-100, 2010
54 Pages Posted: 27 Feb 2010 Last revised: 21 Oct 2010
Date Written: August 26, 2010
This paper presents Max Weber's sociological theory of property as proceeding in three developmental phases: legal, economic-historical, and sociological. Drawing on insights from his legal and economic-historical phases, Weber articulated a sociological theory of property that explains the social conditions of property, as well as the socio-economic effects of property. This makes Weber's sociological theory of property relevant to contemporary social theory, including legal and economic theory.
Keywords: Max Weber, Property, Sociology, Economic Sociology, Economic Sociology of Law
JEL Classification: K00
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