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Centenary Conference: Max Weber’s Politics as a Vocation

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28/01/2019 | 2pm – 7pm
Trinity Hall, Cambridge, CB2 1TQ

Full afternoon ticket, including lecture

On the hundredth anniversary “to the day” of Max Weber’s seminal lecture ‘Politics as a Vocation’ this conference explores its themes for the 21st century. The ethics of political violence, the nature of political responsibility, the dynamics of professionalization and partisanships. These themes will be explored by political scientists and historians along with people who have experience of Weberian dilemmas at the cutting edge of politics.


Panel 1
14.00 – 15.45: Parties, Professionalisation and Populism
Nick Pearce
Adrian Woolridge
Line Rennwald

Panel 2
16.00 – 17.45: Violence, Power and Responsibility
Richard Bourke
Banu Turnaoglu
Antje Wiener

This event culminates with:
18.00 – 19.00: The Ethical Paradoxes of Politics – a discussion with Jonathan Powell

Jonathan Powell
David Runciman
Helen Thompson

In association with the Institute for Policy Research at the University of Bath.

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