Bureaucracy

It’s a mass society. You need some rules and people to implement them.

Then of course, it can all go horribly wrong.

Robert Michels Iron Law of Oligarchy

 

But no rules, no visible post-holders, isn’t that the tyranny of structurelessness?

Adler, P. and Borys, B. 1996. Two types of bureaucracy: enabling and coercive. Administrative Science Quarterly, Vol. 41, pp. 61-89.

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