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Weber's Ideal Types

***** Weber's concept of the ideal types is a 'measure' that he developed in order to aid sociologists like him study sociological phenomenon based on empirical data and evidence. The c*****cept of the ideal type, *****n, is to demonstrate in general and abstract terms experiences and phenomena that are specifically and concretely identified in the social environment of ***** individual. In effect, the ideal types developed by Weber are h***** attempt to create a ***** and abstract concept from specific and concrete examples in real life. The ideal type acts as a "representative" from which a ***** or social scenario will be comp*****d ***** contr*****ted against. Four ideal ********** were generated from Weber's studies: (1) ***** zweckrational, ***** employs rational means to achieve rational results; (2) wertrational, employing rational means to arrive at ir***** ***** (3) affektual or the employment of emotion; and (4) traditional or subsistence to custom and habit. The Gratz et. Al. vs. Bollinger et. al. case brings into fore a critic***** issue that can be applied to We*****r's ideal types. The University of Michigan's use ***** race as a "plus" indic**********r for applicants, and its employment of said rule on both applicants Gratz and Hamacher, is an example of a ***** ideal type. The consideration of ***** as a qu*****lifier or ***** ideal ***** *****elf in the University's admission *****s is a rational step in order to sat*****fy or achieve an ir***** goal. The rule does not, as the Supreme Court decision elaborated, in ********** way ***** consideration of racial diversity except for ***** fact ***** the University admits individuals who belong to underrepresented minorities. This being ***** case, it is irrational that such rule should be employed, and included still after annual revisions ***** the University's ***** policies. This ***** serves as an example of how the wertrational ***** type is present in ***** phenomenon, and can provide reflections on ***** ***** ***** rules are crafted, applied, and *****ally analyzed in real life

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