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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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The Janissary-led bureaucratic center would reinforce its position and power with periodic interventions.
One of the officials working for NATGRID, who did not want to be named, told MAIL TODAY that the agency that was supposed to be the centre of intelligence gathering and sharing has gone into a " bureaucratic mode.
Example of how the professional logic has clashed with bureaucratic logic was well explained in a documentary called Waiting for Superman which was filmed in the United State of America.
consider both which particular bureaucratic features matter for corruption, and through which mechanisms they reduce corruption, suggesting another mechanism - the existence of separation of interests between politicians and bureaucrats.
Page and Jenkins contend that policymaking is a bureaucratic process: policy bureaucracies have to be mobilized before most significant policy initiatives are launched, and are not organizations that observe the formalities of hierarchy (policymaking as a bureaucratic activity can shape the overall result of the policymaking process).
But is the presence of a bureaucratic process sufficient grounds for describing private organizations as bureaucracies?
Caglayan said that he would meet with six Kazakh ministers including Prime Minister Karim Massimov, and ask for their support for removal of bureaucratic obstacles.
The degree to which elected politicians ought to influence bureaucratic policymaking is one of the most important and contested questions in public law.
Rather, the same legal and bureaucratic forces that have promulgated these rules also negate the dignity and autonomy that they state need to be honored.
Though the position of New York attorney general has boasted energetic figures in the past--from Louis Lefkowitz to Robert Abrams--the job nonetheless has generally been a bureaucratic and legal backwater, hardly the kind which can bring national prominence, let alone international renown.
It was bureaucratic hierarchies and power trips that let the Federal Bureau of Investigation ignore the carefully gathered evidence of an attack.
The SPP is the product of the same minds that devised NAFTA, a sister-agreement and predecessor of the SPR The basic treaty of that supposed free-trade accord is laid out in thousands of pages of dense regulations creating scores of unaccountable bureaucratic bodies, including several trade tribunals whose rulings are binding on the citizens of the three NAFTA nations.