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Dr Stephen Parsons

Job: Principal Lecturer in Politics

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: Leicester Castle Business School

Research group(s): Department of Politics and Public Policy

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 2577782




Personal profile

Stephen Parsons teaches political and social theory. He has previously published in politics, sociology, philosophy and economics journals. His recent research has concentrated on the work of Max Weber in order to develop the idea of rational action. He is currently working on the relationship between political action and charismatic leadership.

Research group affiliations

  • Political Leadership
  • The Idea of Political Action

Publications and outputs 

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Key research outputs

  • ‘Marginalising Weber: A critical note’, Max Weber Studies, 7, 2, 2008, pp. 231-242.
  • ‘Rights’, Handbook of Economics & Ethics, ed. I van Staveren, Edward Elgar, 2008.
  • ‘Mises and the Methodological Status of the Critique of Centrally Planned Economies’, Revue de Philosophie Economique, 9, 2, 2008, pp. 3-24.
  • Mises, Rothbard and the Methodology of Austrian Economics (in Rumanian) in I. Negrue (ed) Actiunea Umana, Institutul European, 2011
  • ‘The Austrian School of Economics’, in The Elgar Companion to Post Keynesian Economics, 2nd, ed. J. King, Elgar, 2012

Areas of teaching

Political and Social Theory


Bsc Politics, University of Southampton
PhD, University of Southampton


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