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of or relating to or supporting or characteristic of an oligarchy

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The appendix reads like a scientific account written after the collapse of Oceania and its regime of oligarchical collectivism.
However their contemporary, Alvin Gouldner, had persuasively argued the year before the publication of Union Democracy that "even as Michels himself saw, if oligarchical waves repeatedly wash away the bridges of democracy, this eternal recurrence can happen only because men [and women] doggedly rebuild them after each inundation.
Second, politically, the present system is an oligarchical kleptocracy, unstably overbalanced around one man.
Cueva points out that in the strictest sense, the transition from feudalism to capitalism in Latin America did not take place in the twentieth century, because "this process, in the most general terms, had already taken place in the oligarchical phase" (ibid.
The Managerial Revolution itself appears in 1984 as Emmanuel Goldstein's forbidden book The Theory and Practice of Oligarchical Collectivism.
Its political systems are unstable; its economies are more oligarchical than liberal; territorial disputes are resolved by force; and its foreign-policy vectors point in different directions.
Robert Michels, Political Parties: A Sociological Study of the Oligarchical Tendencies of Modern Democracy 276-78 (Eden & Cedar Paul trans.
We can no longer dance around the need to level direct and devastating criticism of the oligarchical and imperialistic interests being championed by Barack Obama.
Regardless of how much Putin says he wants to recreate an oligarchical structure, he can't easily cut ties with the rest of the world.
It is worth seeing the effects of the Putin-style oligarchical privatisation of council housing into social housing 'providers'.
A sociological study of the oligarchical tendencies of modern democracy" Michels (1962) dealt with the Social Democratic Party of Germany in the early twentieth century, where he was a member.
De Leon examines different explanatory frameworks of the role political parties play, beginning with voter-centered approaches (Columbia, Michigan, and spatial theories and their permutations and cross-pollinations), and going on to party-centered ones: oligarchical, functional and exclusive approaches (some of which were developed by the same thinkers; for example Weber is associated with several of these schools of thought, and, of course, as with the voter-centered approaches, there is plenty of room for different sub-versions and hybrids).
The students and protesters are calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski's technocratic government, renewed elections and an overhaul of alleged oligarchical practices that have raised the ire of many across the country.
In his "iron law of oligarchy" thesis, Michels (104) argued that all organisations have a natural tendency to develop oligarchical leadership and pursue conservative goals: over time, despite formal democratic practices, the organisation hires increasing numbers of staff; a growing distance develops between staff and, in this case, union members.
We have justified this stance by pointing out that formal organizations is [sic] always oligarchical in that it inevitably produces an elite of leaders who cling to their powerful positions more tenaciously than they adhere to the principles of the organization they purportedly represent (Summers, 408).