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n.1.Government by many rulers; polyarchy.
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Indeed, a closer look at the National Socialist system reveals the polycracy that determined it, which was characterized by individuals and institutions struggling for power.
Fleischhauer's results will have a certain impact on research about the Nazi Regime's administrative history because he replaces the older concept of polycracy and conflict with a new notion on division of labor which, to me, seems far more adequate for analyzing modern bureaucracies.
With his emphasis on the relationship between the leadership and the people, Frei is less concerned with the relation of the leaders to one another, that is, the issue of polycracy.