The article briefly compares institutional contexts of “oligarchy” in early 20th century West and in the course of early 21st century post-Soviet transformations. The author stresses that the principal differences in the role and status of oligarchs are defined by the nature of the state. While Robert Michels's “Iron Law of Oligarchy” presupposes a strong and militaristically-oriented state, where oligarchs constitute the upper echelon of administrators, post-Soviet oligarchs are an elite group that functions in the conditions of a weak and ineffective state in-capable of institutionalizing universal rules and norms.
|Translated title of the contribution||“Oligarchy” in the context of different polities: selected observations|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Вестник Таджикского национального университета|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
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