It is ugly because it is a complex combination of contract law (what people sign) and statute law (what the government provides) and democracy (what the owners want to have happen).
The short answer is yes. The whole concept is to hold strata councils accountable. In practice however I find Owners do not care until there is a crisis that directly effects them and supporting other owners is seldom. Councils are generally deaf and Managers take over and rule.
So, yes it is possible to sue or otherwise hold a strata responsible for mismanagement. The concept is that they MUST be accountable. But, most people give up. My father spent the last few good years of his life fighting over mismanagement.
Best is to never buy a condo! That is my serious advice to my clients.
I hope you are just curious and accept my answer.
It always means that you are suing yourself in some fashion.
The more owners the less risk.