Competing Interests

Some articles on competing interests, interests:

Law Of Value - The Law of Value in Soviet-type Societies - Ernest Mandel
... Bureaucracies arise mainly to mediate competing interests within a framework of rules (clan-, tribal-, class-, ethnic-, corporate-, national-, and international interests) ... If those competing interests did not exist, no bureaucratic regulation would be necessary ... is wiped out, however, this does not at all automatically mean that the competing interests will disappear too ...

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