This book is the first English-language edition of Weber's writings on the revolutions in Russia in 1905 and February 1917. Weber discusses the events and examines the issue of Russian 'liberalization' and its prospects in a way that, after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, has great relevance today.
Max Weber (1864-1920) was a key figure in the development of the social sciences and wrote many works in the fields of sociology, politics, economics and law. In the course of his career he taught at the universities of Freiburg, Heidelberg and Munich. Gordon C. Wells is Senior Lecturer in German at Coventry University. Peter Baehr is Associate Professor in Sociology at the Memorial University at Newfoundland.
1. Editor's Introduction. 2. Bourgeois Democracy in Russia. 3. Russia's Transition to Pseudo-constitutionalism. 4. Russia's Transition to Pseudo-democracy. 5. The Russian Revolution and the Peace. Political Parties and Associations in Russia, 1905-1906. Glossary. Index.