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  • Philipp Genschel, Raymund Werle, +9 authors Cynthia Lehmann
  • 2000
The emergence of large technical systems like railroads, telecommunication networks or power grids was closely associated with hierarchical governance. Despite the success of hierarchical structures in promoting the development of these systems they have recently come under strain. They are suspected of being too slow, too cumbersome, and too unimaginative(More)
This paper focuses on the genesis of corporate actors-an upward transfer of decision-making rights and control functions within member-created organizations. It argues that the formation of oligarchies and oligarchic corporatization-as envisaged by Robert Michels-are both far more problematic than it is usually assumed, while member-activated(More)
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sind – im Hinblick auf die analysierten Indikatoren – nicht gelungen. Abstract Against the background of existing patterns of recruitment within academia, this article investigates the socio-structural composition of professors in the field of sociology. This investigation is based upon a full survey of professors at sociological departments at German(More)
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