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Department
Political Science
Course
POL101Y1
Professor
Jeffrey Kopstein
Semester
Winter

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rdPOL101January 23 2012 LectureWEBER PROTESTANT ETHIC rich vs poorwhy does the West become richo The answer isnt obvious at first sight Why did the West get rich o They stole it imperialismo Problem why didnt they steal It from us firsto What are the origins of technological superiorityoIf imperialism was the answer the centre of global capitalism would have involved great Britain or Spaino the west was poor for a very long time tho Weather warming of Europe after 15 centuryo Problem why didnt warm areas get rich first Hawaii Etc Max Webero What was it about northwest part of Europe that made it uniqueo Protestantism and Capitalismo Weber wasnt the first to do this in fact most social theorists in fact most social theorists were responding to Karl Marx Protestant Ethic o Published as two long articles in 1904 and 1905o Opens it with a statistical factbusiness o Not merely a contemporary fact but an historical fact tracing the thassociation back
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