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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Imran Khan, while addressing a press conference here said that certain bureaucrats in the Punjab had become front men of Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif and called the Pakistan Administrative Service, formerly the district management group, an influential group of civil bureaucracy, as DMG-Raiwind, a reference to the residence of Sharif family.
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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.
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Each bureaucrat chooses a bribe to charge an entrepreneur who applies for a permit from his office.
Paul Appleby (1945) dedicates his book Big Democracy to Bill Bureaucrat and does so in a positive, not a pejorative, manner.
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.
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I like to have time to think before responding to foreigners, and I want my bureaucrats to feel they are needed.
The bureaucrats are of two minds: Some don't want to take apart machinery they think not broken; others want to ride on the sense of crisis to push through reforms they fancy.