Bureaucrat


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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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The reason for the high bribe price per entrepreneur in the uncoordinated case is that each bureaucrat fails to take into consideration how his bribe affects other bureaucrats' bribe choices.
Talk of NAB's special treatment towards the bureaucrats will only add to its reputation as a tool against the most maligned souls in this land of the pure: the politicians.
Anjali Bansal, Managing Director, Spencer Stuart, says there has always been a need for bureaucrats in the private sector.
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The Weberian bureaucrat was expected to conform to norms of rationality, specialisation, political neutrality, meritocratic recruitment and long term career ladders among other characteristics [Weber (1968)].
What gave American government bureaucrats the idea they could dispense dangerous drugs without telling someone isn't hard to fathom.
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A regression analysis looking at seniority as a factor of second-generation status and former bureaucrat status underscores what has already been written.
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From the get-go, the industry has been dominated by politicians, wealthy lawyers, accountants and cultural bureaucrats, a particularly hideous term that has special meaning in the minefield of arts funding in Canada; and Spencer is an accomplished cultural bureaucrat.
I would never encourage newsletter marketers to do anything illegal, but I would encourage them to "be prepared" for a visit someday from a bureaucrat of some stripe who is convinced that something you regard as a perfectly ordinary marketing ploy is somehow "fraudulent."
When I was a GP a bureaucrat called to say he wanted to take away my patients' medical records for some unexplained official reason.