Main Data
Author: Milan Zafirovski
Title: The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Authoritarianism Puritanism, Democracy, and Society
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN/ISSN: 9780387493213
Edition: 1
Price: CHF 140.00
Publication date: 01/01/2007
Category: Sozialwissenschaften
Language: English
Technical Data
Pages: 337
Kopierschutz: DRM
Geräte: PC/MAC/eReader/Tablet
Formate: PDF
Table of contents

This book explores the historical and contemporary relationships of Protestant Puritanism to political and social authoritarianism. It focuses on Puritanism's original, subsequent and modern influences on and legacies in political democracy and civil society within historically Puritan Western societies. There is emphasis on Great Britain and particularly America, from the 17th to the 21st century.

Milan Zafirovski is associate professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of North Texas, USA. He holds doctoral degrees in economics and sociology. His research interests are interdisciplinary focusing on the relations between economy, politics and society. He is the author of three books: Market and Society (2003): The Duality of Structure in Markets (2002), and Exchange, Action and Social Structure (2001), as well as more than 50 articles in refereed economics and sociology journals in America, Europe and elsewhere. He is also a co-editor of the International Encyclopedia of Economic Sociology (2006) as well as an advisory/area editor in the area of Economic Sociology for the Encyclopedia of Sociology (edited by George Ritzer) (forthcoming).

Table of contents
Puritanism and Authoritarianism18
Puritanism 18
The 18
The 18
The 18
The 18
Puritanism and Authoritarianism: Authoritarian Mastery of the Social World38
Puritanism and Political Authoritarianism: Authoritarian Mastery of Politics43
Puritan Political Authoritarianism: General Considerations43
Political Antiliberalism and Nondemocracy 44
Political Extremism52
Antiegalitarianism: Inequality as Divinely Ordained Destiny72
Militarism, Nationalism, and Expansionism84
Puritanism and Social Authoritarianism: Authoritarian Mastery of Civil Society97
Puritan Social Authoritarianism: General Considerations97
Moral Authoritarianism99
Religious Authoritarianism123
Theocracy: The Ideal and System of Church-State140
Puritanism and Social Authoritarianism Continued160
Artistic-Cultural Authoritarianism160
Educational and Scientific Authoritarianism167
Authoritarian Antihumanism181
Neo-Puritanism and Authoritarianism217
From Paleo-Puritanism to Neo-Puritanism 217
Neo-Puritanism and New Puritan Authoritarianism223
Puritanism and Contemporary Authoritarianism 241
Authoritarian Legacy of Puritanism in Contemporary Society263
The Puritan Authoritarian Legacy: General Considerations263
Rediscovering the Puritan Authoritarian Legacy in American Society267
Elements of the Puritan Authoritarian Legacy278
The Authoritarian Legacy of Puritanism in Global Perspective317