Some organizations and groups that contravene the iron law of oligarchy.
- The International Typographical Union, described by Seymour Martin Lipset in his 1956 book, Union Democracy. (from the above page)
- Wikipedia and wiki itself, focused on work, not governance (though not some of its trappings)
- pre-ICANN and pre-W3C style internet governance
Some reasons that people continue to believe in ILO, despite counterexamples
- People don't know what makes for a great thing when they are in the middle of one (case in point: WP, early generations of successful regime/dynasties [greece, rome, song, modern const-monarchy/democracy/socialism/republics where successful])