iron law of oligarchy

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  • Iron law of oligarchy — The iron law of oligarchy is a political theory, first developed by the German syndicalist sociologist Robert Michels in his 1911 book, Political Parties. It states that all forms of organization, regardless of how democratic they may be at the… …   Wikipedia

  • Iron law — can refer to: *Iron law of oligarchy from Michels Political Parties *Iron law of population from Malthus An Essay on the Principle of Population *Iron law of prohibition from Cohen s How the Narcs Created Crack *Iron law of wages from Lassalle s… …   Wikipedia

  • Iron law of institutions — The Iron Law of Institutions is a principle of political science: the people who hold power in institutions are guided principally by preserving power within the institution, rather than the success of the institution itself. As originally stated …   Wikipedia

  • Oligarchy — Part of the Politics series Basic forms of government Aristocracy Autocracy …   Wikipedia

  • oligarchy — /ol i gahr kee/, n., pl. oligarchies. 1. a form of government in which all power is vested in a few persons or in a dominant class or clique; government by the few. 2. a state or organization so ruled. 3. the persons or class so ruling. [1570 80; …   Universalium

  • Iron cage — is a sociological concept introduced by Max Weber. Iron cage refers to the increasing rationalization of human life, which traps individuals in an iron cage of rule based, rational control. He also called such over bureaucratized social order the …   Wikipedia

  • The Iron Heel — Infobox Book name = The Iron Heel title orig = translator = image caption = Book Cover based on the overthrow of the Socialist President Salvador Allende of Chile author = Jack London illustrator = cover artist = country = United States language …   Wikipedia

  • ЖЕЛЕЗНЫЙ ЗАКОН ОЛИГАРХИИ — (iron law of oligarchy) тенденция у политических организаций (политических партий и профсоюзов) становиться олигархическими, несмотря на то что они могут стремиться ко внутренней демократии. Тот, кто говорит организация, говорит олигархия ,… …   Большой толковый социологический словарь

  • Ehernes Gesetz der Oligarchie — Als Ehernes Gesetz der Oligarchie (ehern: gehobenes Deutsch für „aus Erz“ im Sinne von „hart, ewig während“; Oligarchie: griechisch für „Herrschaft Weniger“) bezeichnet man zwischen 1907 und 1911 vom deutsch italienischen Soziologen Robert(o)… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Bureaucracy — is the structure and set of regulations in place to control activity, usually in large organizations and government. As opposed to adhocracy, it is represented by standardized procedure (rule following) that dictates the execution of most or all… …   Wikipedia

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