The Theory of Social and Economic Organization - Outline




I. The Author and His Career, 3
II. Weber's Methodology of Social Science, 8
III. Weber's 'Economic Sociology,' 30
IV. The Institutionalization of Authority, 56
V. The Modern Western Institutional System, 78


1. The Definitions of Sociology and of Social Action, 88
2. The Types of Social Action, 115
3. The Concept of Social Relationship, 118
4. Modes of Orientation of Social Action, 120
5. The Concept of Legitimate Order, 124
6. The Types of Legitimate Order, 126
7. The Bases of Legitimacy of an Order, 130
8. The Concept of Conflict, 132
9. Types of Solidary Social Relationships, 136
10. Open and Closed Relationships, 139
11. Representation and Responsibility, 143
12. The Concept of 'Corporate Group' and Its Types, 145
13. Types of Order in Corporate Groups, 148
14. Types of Order Governing Action in Corporate Groups, 150
15. Types of Organization and of Corporate Groups, 151
16. Power, Authority, and Imperative Control, 152
17. Political and Religious Corporate Groups, 154


1. The Concept of Economic Action, 158
2. The Concept of Utility, 164
3. Modes of the Economic Orientation of Action, 166
4. Typical Measures of Rational Economic Action. 168
5. Types of Economic Corporate Groups, 171
6. Media of Exchange, Means of Payment, Money, 173
7. The Primary Consequences of the Use of Money. Credit, 179
8. The Market, 181
9. The Formal and Substantive Rationality of Economic Action, 184
10. The Rationality of Monetary Accounting. Management and Budgeting, 186
11. The Concept and Types of Profit Making. The Role of Capital, 191
12. Calculations in Kind, 202
13. The Formal and Substantive Rationality of a Money Economy, 211
14. Market Economies and Planned Economies, 212
15. Types of Economic 'Division of Labour,' 218
16. Types of the Technical Division of Labour, 225
17. Types of the Technical Division of Labour (cont.), 227
18. Social Aspects of the Division of Labour, 228
19. Social Aspects of the Division of Labour (cont.), 233
20. Social Aspects of the Division of Labour (cont.), 238
21. Social Aspects of the Division of Labour (concluded), 245
22. The Expropriation of Workers from the Means of Production, 246
23. The Expropriation of Workers from the Means of Production (cont.), 248
24. The Concept of Occupation and Types of Occupational Structure, 250
24A.The Principal Forms of Appropriation and of Market Relationship, 254
25. Conditions Underlying the Calculability of the Productivity of Labour, 261
26. Types of Communal Organization of Labour, 265
27. Capital Goods and Capital Accounting, 267
28. The Concept of Commerce and Its Principal Forms, 268
29. The Concept of Commerce and Its Principal Forms (cont.), 270
29A.The Concept of Commerce and Its Principal Forms (concluded), 272
30. The Conditions of Maximum Formal Rationality of Capital Accounting, 275
31. The Principal Modes of Capitalistic Orientation of Profit Making, 278
32. The Monetary System of the Modern State and the Different Kinds of Money, 280
33. Restricted Money, 289
34. Paper Money, 291
35. The Formal and Material Value of Money, 292
36. Methods and Aims of Monetary Policy, 294
36A. Critical Note on the 'State Theory of Money,' 299
37. The Non-Monetary Significance of Political Bodies for the Economic Order, 309
38. The Financing of Political Bodies, 310
39. Repercussions of Financing on Private Economic Activity, 315
40. The Influence of Economic Factors on the Organization of Corporate Groups, 318
41. Motives of Economic Activity, 319


I. The Basis of Legitimacy, 324
1. The Definition, Conditions, and Types of Imperative Control, 324
2. The Three Pure Types of Legitimate Authority, 328
II. Legal Authority with a Bureaucratic Administrative Staff, 329
3. Legal Authority: The Pure Type with Employment of a Bureaucratic Administrative Staff, 329
4. Legal Authority: The Pure Type with Employment of a Bureau:cratic Administrative Staff (cont.), 333
5. The Monocratic Type of Bureaucratic Administration, 337
III. Traditional Authority, 341
6. Traditional Authority, 341
7. Traditional Authority (cont.), 342
7A. Gerontocracy, Patriarchalism, and Patrimonialism, 346
8. Modes of Support of the Patrimonial Retainer, 351
9. Decentralized Patrimonial Authority, 352
9A. The Relations of Traditional Authority and the Economic Order, 354
IV. Charismatic Authority, 358
10. The Principal Characteristics of Charismatic Authority and Its Relation to Forms of Communal Organization, 358
V. The Routinization of Charisma, 363
11. The Routinization of Charisma and Its Consequences, 363
12. The Routinization of Charisma and Its Consequences (cont.), 367
12A. The Routinization of Charisma and Its Consequences (concluded), 369
12B. Feudalism, 373
12C. Feudalism Based on Benefices and Other Types, 378
13. Combinations of the Different Types of Authority, 382
VI. The Transformation of Charisma in an Anti-Authoritarian Direction, 386
14. The Transformation of Charisma in an Anti-Authoritarian Direction, 386
VII. Collegiality and the Separation of Powers, 392
15. Collegiality and the Separation of Powers, 392
16. The Functionally Specific Separation of Powers, 404
17. The Relations of the Political Separation of Powers to the Economic Situation, 406
VIII. Parties
18. The Concept of Parties and Their Features, 407
IX. Types of Government of Corporate Groups Which Minimize Imperative Powers; the Role of Representation, 412
19. Anti-Authoritarian Forms of Government, 412
20. 'Amateurs' or 'Non-Professional' Types of Administrative Personnel, 413
X. Representation, 416
21. The Principal Forms and Characteristics of Representation, 416
22. Representation by the Agents of Interest Groups, 421


I. Concepts, 424
1. The Concepts of Class and Class Status, 424
2. The Significance of Acquisition Classes, 426
3. Social Strata and Their Status, 428

INDEX, 431

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