Weber's four types of action

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  • Weber's four type of action
    • instrumentally rational action
      • the person has an individual goal and calculates the most efficient way of achieving it
        • Capitalism = profit: low wages
    • value-rational action
      • goal desirable for its own sake - there is no rational means of achieving this
        • worship will get you into heaven
    • traditional action
      • involves routine activities; no concious thought - the person does it without thinking
        • putting up christmas decorations
    • Affective action
      • expressive action without clearly defined goals
        • violence as an expression of anger or frustration


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