This unique study into the roots of Max Weber's Political Economy, is an intriguing read and a valuable contribution to the Weberian literature. Parsons argues that Weber's analysis is highly influenced by the Austrian School of Economics and the relationship between his critique of centrally planned economies and that of Mises.
1. Weber and Marginal Utility Theory: The Austrian Connection 2. Sociological and Economic Investigations of Economic Action: The Critique of Menger 3. Weber and the Sociology of Economic Action: The Critique of Central Planning 4. Rationality and Economic Action: A Sociological Perspective 5. Situating Rationality: Planning and Rational Choice Theory 6. The Significance of a Monetary Economy: Weber and Habermas 7. The Debate on Central Planning: Weber, Mises and After