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Iron law of oligarchy

Iron law of oligarchy is a principle of organizational life under which evens a democratic organization wills eventually develop into a bureaucracy ruled by a few individuals.

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Iron law of oligarchy a generalization posited by Robert Michels (1915, 365): "Who says
organization, says oligarchy." As bureaucracy enlarges and centralizes, more and more
authority is placed at the top of these huge organizations.

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