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  • Ministerial Power and the Iron Law of Oligarchy: A Deviant Case Analysis.
    Cohn, Steven F. (1993)
    Review of Religious research 35:2: 155-173.

    Based on early 1960s participant observation & interviews in a church in a northeast U.S. city; it was conservative but involved in social outreach. Explains why power was concentrated in a pastor's hands when the contrary would be expected.

    Associated Search Terms: Conservative, U.S.A.; Michels, Roberto; Activism; Participant observation; Authority; Clergy role
  • La ley férrea de la oligarquía y las relationes inter-organizacionales; las nexos entre la Iglesia y el Estado en Mexico.
    Eckstein, Susaná (1975)
    Revista mexicana de sociologia 37:2: 327-348.

    Interview, documentary, & participant observation data from low-income communities in Mexico City show R. Michels' "iron law of oligarchy" useful in explaining links between church & state officials, where their offices are formally separated.

    Associated Search Terms: State; Elite; Michels, Roberto; Catholic, Mexico; Mexico, Mexico City
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