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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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formalism, bureaucratism, hedonism, and extravagance; and that the chief method used in this campaign is criticism and self-criticism, namely, self-purification, self-improvement, self-innovation and self-enhancement, or in a popular term, "examining oneself in the mirror, straightening one's clothes and hat, taking a bath, and treating one's disease.
So Mao accused the party for having capitalist tendencies, bureaucratism, elitism, inefficiency, and loss of revolutionary fervor.
The meta-historical wrangling Moses discusses is usually between ideological intentionalists, who foreground prior anti-Semitism as the crucial factor in the Holocaust, and the structural-functionalists, who wish to reflexively implicate the bureaucratism and technocratic mindset of western modernity in their accounts.
75) The fact that their enforcement has been spotty(76) should come as no surprise in view of the Confucian tradition's non-legalist foundations and Maoist antipathy toward law in its quest to reduce bureaucratism and harness the energy of permanent revolutionary fervor.
However bureaucratism and other imperfections of the global commonwealth as well as social maturation and genetic enhancement lead to the "small revolution" resulting in 41,525 autonomous communities on earth and in space as of 2157 (235).
The doors of the state have been closed off by rings of secret police and a state-elite mentality representing a melange of tribalism, bureaucratism and the Mafia.
Classification of offences, which sounds like a typically mind-numbing bureaucratism, is based upon a fairly simply idea.
If one further posits two more points, that such an elite is not committed first and foremost to the enhancement and perpetuation of its own elite privileges and that the elite appreciates that the socialist displacement of the market threatens its goals by generating bureaucratism, corruption, loss of incentives, and an inefficient allocation of resources, then its primary leadership task is to discover how, organizationally, to make its own developmental goals compatible with the market mechanism.
c Six items for political philosophy were factor-analyzed, yielding a power-inequality dimension (distrust, dislike of bureaucratism, desire for power-deconcentration, and preference for democratic decision-making) and a communitarian idealism dimension (emphasis on community over individual welfare, and priority of ideas over money).
The optimism of these groups makes an invigorating contrast to the tepid bureaucratism of the mainstreams.
On the other hand, Brezhnev's rule was later appropriately described as an "era of stagnation" in which bureaucratism ran rampant.
Today, antistatist discourse is fed by the discrediting of state activity characterized by the authoritarian and discretionary exercise of power, favoritism, bureaucratism, clientelism, inefficiency, and corruption.