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PORTES, Alejandro. A hundred years from Weber: science as vocation and the resurgence of national populism. Rev. Mex. Sociol [online]. 2021, vol.83, n.3, pp.745-765.  Epub Sep 13, 2021. ISSN 2594-0651.

It has been one hundred years since the death of Max Weber and one hundred and two years since the publication of his classic essay “Science as a vocation”. The author reviews here several of the main ideas advanced in the essay and analyzes, from a Weberian perspective, the rise of national populism, the historical-structural origins of the present situation and the meaning that it has for supporters of this movement. This explanation and understanding has direct consequences for current attempts to reverse a movement that has changed the course of recent history in the United States and elsewhere in the developed world.

Keywords : Weber; Eastern Sociological Society; science; national populism.

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