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Bureaucrat

 

(1) A member of a bureaucracy.

(2) An official who performs his duties in a formal manner, to the detriment of getting things done; a formalist, a redtapist.

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He applauded the Cultural Revolution's assault on bureaucratism, but noted his profound skepticism about the stories of old friends - intellectuals and scientists - happily going off to the countryside to plant rice and slop pigs.
But American unions have a hard time shedding it not because of any logic inherent in the law or union bureaucratism, as Heckscher says, but because distrust of employers still runs deep and unions have few other power bases for dealing with issues like workplace rights and the social wage.
The fifth chapter charts the history of the Communist Party's International Labor Defense (ILD), positing its shift from interwar radicalism to wartime bureaucratism via its efforts on behalf of the Scottsboro boys--nine black teenagers accused of raping a white woman in Alabama in the early 1930's.
As the PM himself opined, Indian science is riddled with bureaucratism, favouritism and a " know it all" attitude.
Bureaucratism continues on the rise as the first-generation revolutionaries die off of old age.
According to Hessler, these cycles of crisis and recovery inculcated in both the state and consumers habits that eventually developed into a Soviet "exchange culture," based on, among other things, bureaucratism, solicitude for urban consumers, especially Muscovites, a neglect of the rural market, and a tolerance among citizens for breaking the law in the interests of survival.
64) To effect the requisite learning, Uzbekistan's legal and financial environment for foreign and domestic investors in manufacturing must be improved, especially by restoring convertibility and reducing bureaucratism in approving new projects.
The parties of the old Left were marked by bureaucratism, elitism, electoralism and a painful lack of elan.
States that relied on peasant export production for revenue and growth had had to build robust links with the rural areas and these proved surprisingly resilient even in face of the acute stresses of structural adjustment, especially when centralized bureaucratism had maintained a degree of prudential control over inequality and injustice in the way state patronage was deployed.
It would be interesting to have a West African's account of traveling across Europe, in terms of official bullying, malicious bureaucratism and worse.
He urged congress delegates to engage with the government to " liberate Indian science from the shackles and deadweight of bureaucratism and in- house favouritism".
H]ad they not taken place it is possible that Comintern bureaucratism could have been righted and the arbitrary authoritarianism, indeed tyranny, that came to be commonplace in the government of the Soviet Union, resisted and thwarted.