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The Max Weber Programme Blog

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The Max Weber Programme is the largest postdoctoral training programme in the Social and Human Sciences in the world. This blog has been created to enhance the communication within the growing MWP community.

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The Anglo-Scottish Union Was Saved: Years of Instability Beckon

Garvan Walshe
(SPS MW Fellow 2014-2015)
David Cameron is a master political escapologist. He wasn’t supposed to win his party’s leadership election, but produced an extraordinary speech to defeat his more established rivals for the job. The Tory-friendly spectator depicted him on its cover as an ancien regime aristocrat seconds away from the guillotine under the caption [...]

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The MWP Reports on Another Fruitful Academic Year

The MWP Report for 2013-2014 has just been published. “There are three trends that emerge from this report that are worth highlighting. First, entry to the Programme is increasingly competitive as the number of applicants steadily rises – last year by 12.6%, from 1115 applicants in 2012 to 1277 in 2013. Second, the application pool [...]

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Why Should We Read Max Weber? The case of Wissenschaft

Max Weber Lecture
Peter Ghosh, University of Oxford,
15 October 2014, 17:00-18:30, Badia, Refettorio
Max Weber was born 150 years ago on the 21st of April, 1864. To mark his upcoming anniversary, the Max Weber Programme is organizing a special Max Weber Lecture to celebrate Weber’s intellectual legacy. On 15 October 2014 Peter Ghosh of the University of Oxford, and [...]

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