Politics as a Vocation

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This study examines an idea proposed by Max Weber, that politicians can be differentiated by whether they have a vocational or avocational orientation to politics. After theoretical exploration of the occupational and vocational attributes of political roles, the impact of vocationalism on political decision-making is tested using data collected on North Carolina state legislators.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17-44
Number of pages28
JournalSociological Perspectives
Volume24
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1981

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In: Sociological Perspectives, Vol. 24, No. 1, 01.01.1981, p. 17-44.

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