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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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Now, the state's bureaucratic center is once again assuming the identity of the ruling party, using its historic codes, skills and reflexes and it is trying to reassert its position within the state apparatus using its customary procedures.
A good example of how the professional logic has clashed with bureaucratic logic from the film is when Michelle Rhee who is the chancellor of Washington DC public school tries to fix the school system by making them function under the old professional logic state they used to have.
10) Huber and McCarty develop a model of delegation that can help one understand policymaking processes when bureaucratic capacity is lacking, analyzing policymaking processes in political systems with low bureaucratic capacity (low bureaucratic capacity diminishes the ability of politicians to influence the actions of bureaucrats).
Hart argues that bureaucracy and the rule of law may lead towards greater democracy and emancipation from poverty, bureaucratic institutions need to be more flexible in their treatment of informal practices, whereas the USA dominate the global financial bureaucracy and the institutions that supervise world trade and investment (informality is built into bureaucratic forms as unspecified "content").
This definition stresses two characteristics vital to the description of a bureaucratic organization.
This Article argues that this seemingly obvious conclusion is false: a moderate degree of bureaucratic insulation alleviates rather than exacerbates the countermajoritarian problems inherent in bureaucratic policymaking.
In an era when ethical issues are complicated by legal paperwork, technologic advances, and bureaucratic rules, evaluating an issue from an ethical standpoint has become more difficult.
Two things are striking about this part of the tale: his constant efforts to resurrect old, quasi-abandoned statutes to pursue current ends, and the relentlessness with which Spitzer moved to expand the office in new ways that trampled on the bureaucratic turf of others.
The same vapid bureaucratic tautology that made Zacarias Moussaoui unimportant because he was not known to be important still holds sway.
The SPR the instrument of that betrayal, does not have any broad base of public support beyond the tiny cluster of political, corporate, and bureaucratic elites that gave us NAFTA and CAFTA.
His remarks were welcomed by Cleveland Police Authority chairman Dave McLuckie: "There is no doubt that creating a single North-east Force would become the kind of unwieldy and costly bureaucratic nightmare which Mr Blunkett fears.
Illich believed there were two kinds of institutions: bureaucratic or technocratic, and convivial.