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Weber's Ideal Types

Max Weber's concept of the ideal types is a 'me*****sure' 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 ***** are specifically and concretely identified in the social environment of ***** individual. In effect, the ideal ***** developed by Weber ***** his attempt to create a ***** and abstract concept from specific and concrete examples in real life. The ideal ***** acts as a "representative" from which a ***** or social scenario will be compared and contr*****ted against. Four ideal types were generated from Weber's studies: (1) the zweckrational, ***** employs rational means to achieve rational results; (2) wertrational, employing rational means to arrive at irr*****ional ***** (3) affektual or the employment of emotion; and (4) traditional or subsistence to custom ***** habit. The Gratz et. Al. vs. Bollinger et. al. case brings into fore a critical issue that can be applied to ***** ideal *****. The University of Michigan's use of race as a "plus" indic**********r for applicants, and its employment of s***** rule on both ***** ***** and Hamacher, is an example ***** a ***** ***** type. ***** consideration of ***** as a qu*****lifier or an ideal type *****elf in the University's admission rules is a rational step in ***** to sat*****fy or achieve an irrational goal. The rule does not, as the Supreme Court decision elab*****ated, in any way ***** ***** of racial diversity except for the fact ***** the University admits individuals who belong ***** underrepresented minorities. This being ***** case, it is irrational that such rule should be employed, and included still after annual rev*****ions ***** the University's ***** policies. This case serves as an example of how the wertrational ***** type is present in ***** phenomenon, ***** can provide reflections on ***** policies and ********** are crafted, applied, and *****ly analyzed in real life

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