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n.1.Government by many rulers; polyarchy.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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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.
As pointed out frequently, Nazi rule was characterized by a "chaos" in governance ("polycracy").