Iron law of oligarchy?

Sociology
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Can you describe the form of leadership most suited to the operation of the iron law of oligarchy? Explain?

Apr 3rd, 2015

The "iron law of oligarchy" states that all forms of organization, regardless of how democratic they may be at the start, will eventually and inevitably develop oligarchic tendencies, thus making true democracy practically and theoretically impossible, especially in large groups and complex organizations. The relative structural fluidity in a small-scale democracy succumbs to "social viscosity" in a large-scale organization. According to the "iron law," democracy and large-scale organization are incompatible.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_law_of_oligarchy


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