Organized Anarchies: A Garbage Can Model

Organized Anarchies, an idea explored by Cohen, March, and Olsen in Administrative Science Quarterly, are characterized by three general properties; problematic preferences, unclear technology, and fluid participation. More specifically, in situations which fail to adhere to the conditions of more classical models of decision making in some or all of three important ways: preferences are problematic, technology is unclear, or participation is fluid. Continue reading