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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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In particular, the analysis points out what type of bureaucratic extraction would be more harmful for economic growth.
Indeed, in an earlier intriguing case study of a number of large American corporations, Robert Jackall (1988) pointed out that the American corporate structure at the managerial level is in fact a hybrid of both bureaucratic rationality and personal obligations that resembles feudal relationships.
The bureaucratic management in the Romanian public sector is related to the old bureaucratic system, legacy of the socialist economy, based on a set of rules and procedures (Ionescu, 2012b).
"What was originally a well-meaning legislation has turned out to be a costly bureaucratic nightmare for both the Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC) and the licensed professionals," she said.
He added: "In order to pull a book-keeping trick they [the Government] established an unneeded bureaucratic monster which is directly taking funding away from local services."
More money would be saved and the whole bureaucratic management structure could be streamlined.
Since the time of Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror (Fatih), the ideal of the eternal preservation of the state was represented by the "social center," while the reason of the state was advocated by the "bureaucratic center" and these two centers occasionally clashed with each other.
The post-bureaucratic organization is a fold within the bureaucracy; a bureaucracy that does not wish to be recognized as such but which cannot escape its bureaucratic form." He considers how managers command employees to both "do as I say" and "be autonomous," examines how organizations colonize employees' freedom to be so invested in their organizations that they give to it without having to be asked for it, and examines membership and contract as basic constituents of organizations that provide grounding points for organizations while allowing them to move along.
BUILDERS Redrow blamed the country's planning system for a housing shortage - branding it a bureaucratic mess.
BUILDER Redrow blamed the country's planning system for a housing shortage - branding it a bureaucratic mess.
While the National Counter Terrorism Centre has gone into cold storage because there was no consensus on the matter with non- Congress state governments opposing it on grounds that it was against the federal nature of the country, NATGRID has been hit by bureaucratic delays.
WOLVERHAMPTON City Council's planning team has been named best in the West Midlands having shed its reputation for being too bureaucratic.