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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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America's decades-old, bureaucratically labyrinthine system does not serve
These ratings suggest that Australia might end up with one of the most centralized and bureaucratically organized education systems in the world.
I'm not sure Obama deserves blame for the swine flu problem, but he has appeared to me to be bureaucratically innocent, as the ineffective implementation of his program to aid those threatened with foreclosure has demonstrated.
In defending his Cabinet's decision to grant Xi an audience with the emperor, Hatoyama said diplomatic matters should not be handled bureaucratically but with care.
And Rick Hillier[TM] certainly wouldn't be the first retired general to turn undermanned, bureaucratically handcuffed missions that they nonetheless decided to lead into lucrative post-military careers; heck, one even got a Senate scat out of it.
The State Department remains bureaucratically opposed to both the war in Iraq and Afghanistan and successive Secretaries of State have refused to remove Senior Executive Service (SES) officials from the Department who have been sabotaging the war effort.
2 billion being spent on rural or under served areas (I recently saw how those two terms are defined within the stimulus program--very bureaucratically complicated), spread over three years will probably make only a moderate impact on the underground telecom, electric and cable construction markets.
In one, a green-coated nobleman, his face bureaucratically stern, sits astride a tiger that's grinning as big as the Cheshire cat.
Exercises in understanding indigenous 'culture' become one of the ways that indigenous culture is made bureaucratically available ('the incorporated self enters a pre-problematized encounter with a projected other, against which the incorporated self is defined and returned back to the interventionary logic,' p.
Issues of Balochistan need to be resolved with a three tier approach-Constitutionally, Politically and Bureaucratically, he suggested.
Bureaucratically, you have two cases with largely the same set of issues and limited resources, so why not just send one investigator out there?
Did I really have to explain in great detail a while ago to the ambassadors of Egypt and Brazil to Canberra, who routinely or bureaucratically put 'former' on their envelopes addressed to me and in the letters inside the same envelopes, congratulating me on my daughter's wedding in Melbourne?