A City Guide To Sun„mganj for Oligarchy means rule by the few. The iron law of oligarchy states that an essential characteristic of all human collectivities is a hierarchical structure wherein a minority exercises most of the power and effectively rules over a majority. Michels maintains that all human organizations bear this characteristic. He writes: It is organization which gives birth to the dominion of the elected over the electors, of the mandataries over the mandators, of the delegates over the delegators. Who says organization, says oligarchy.7 Michels’s law, like scientific law, is predictive and testable. Given the formation of an organization (and particularly the formation of a political party), we may predict the formation of an oligarchy. A City Guide To Sun„mganj 2016.