Max Weber's Theory Of Great Power

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The key concepts involved in the article and the primary topic of the study is regarding “Great Power” and the role of governance and social power in attaining such title which Russia have been denied for so long. In order to understand the concept of the study, the traditional way of defining “Great Power” has been specified throughout the article pointing out the social theories made by Max Weber and Emile Durkheim. In the article, it was emphasized that the theory made by Weber focuses on “prestige”. Weber specifically pointed out that “Nowadays one usually refers to those polities that appear to be the bearers of power prestige as the “Great Powers”’ (Weber 1991: 161). In his definition of “Great Powers”, Weber is specifically pointing out the power prestige created by military and economic might. On the other hand, in the criteria made by Emile Durkheim, he contended that “the State is nothing if it is not an organ distinct from the rest of society” Durkheim, according to the article is drawing out on the concept of pride. He argued that as long as there are States, so there will be national pride, and nothing can be more warranted. This moral criteria by Durkheim also pointed out that societies can have their pride, not in being the greatest or the wealthiest, but in being the most just, the best organized and in possessing the best moral constitution. (Durkheim 1950/1992). The two views on “Great Powers” provided by the author shows how “Great Powers” are defined in

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