In 1962 there were 18,323 OBEs and in 1998 there were nearly 30,000. OBEs receive about 26% of their funding from the federal government.
Political scientists Robert E. England and David R. Morgan state, "Through OBEs, Detroit is now dominated by business elites."
See also: political science, quasi-autonomous non-government organisation, special-purpose district
... the nature of party politics and democracy. He considered that popular election gave the victorious party a mandate to select officials from its own ranks. The spoil ...
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