zweckrational

zweckrational

action see TYPES OF SOCIAL ACTION.
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Rather, it reflects zweckrational (technocratic thinking) approach, means and ends must be chosen on empirical bases.
Como vemos, en esta y otras ocasiones, Medina se resiste a crear neologismos y prefiere la parafrasis, como en el caso de wertrational y zweckrational, traducidos como "racional con arreglo a valores" y "racional con arreglo a fines", hoy ampliamente empleados en espanol.
What seemingly makes technical rationality a legitimate paradigm in the minds of PPBE sensemakers is what sociologist Max Weber calls Zweckrational or a process of linear reasoning believed to establish clear means-ends linkages.
El texto original dice: "stellen dar, wie ein bestimmt geartetes, menschliches Handeln ablaufen wurde, wenn es streng zweckrational, durch Irrtum und Affekte ungestort, und wenn es ferner ganz eindeutig nur an einem Zweck (Wirtschaft) orientiert ware".
Zweckrational action is defined as purely instrumental means to independently defined ends - and so is characterized by a neutrality to all values.
Instead, the various studies tend to operate with a notion of foreign policy making as zweckrational activity by individual actors, who, subjected to pressures and opportunities both at home and abroad, pursue goals as best they can.