Bureaucrat


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Bureaucrat

An administrator, especially of a government or large corporation. A bureaucrat is charged with enforcing the rules and ensuring that proper procedures are followed. The word has a negative connotation because bureaucrats are often thought to slow down progress or innovation. However, because bureaucrats help create a level playing field, Max Weber argued that they are necessary for the rule of law to function.
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Senior bureaucrats find themselves engaged in governance like never before as Modi sets out to put India on the fast track to progress.
We have an employee who is criticizing our lack of openness,'' said the bureaucrat.
Instead of taking the program trainings as a means to an end for empowering women (a purpose of feminist experts) bureaucrats of the MS made training to be the end and produced the effect of women's dependency on the program.
When a bureaucrat is not politically neutral and is politically aligned to serve the interests of a co-opted individual, who is pursuing personal benefit, at the cost of national interest, then service delivery suffers.
A regression analysis looking at seniority as a factor of second-generation status and former bureaucrat status underscores what has already been written.
Corruption occurs when a bureaucrat demands a bribe from a private agent in return for the permit.
The official, who declined to be identified, said he is not surprised that Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi sacked his foreign minister but was shocked that he dismissed the top ministry bureaucrat as well.
Aristocrats were less willing to associate with merchants by the middle of the next century; having made their peace with the King's bureaucrats, they came ultimately to see the world through his eyes.
People hate the government, fear the government, are worried about the bureaucrats.
Congressman Gary Ackerman told the ABLI that the loss of Long Island's identity in the eyes of Washington bureaucrats would have had a profound impact on the region's ability to obtain millions of dollars in areas that range from highway transportation funds to housing to AIDS treatment.
Voters in nine states spoke with a single voice on Tuesday, demanding that bureaucrats respect their private property rights and stop abusing eminent domain.