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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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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.
The $7.2 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.
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?
Not only did she master the curriculum, hold down a job, and make a number of friends, but she also learned how to cope with a large, bureaucratically complex and sometimes unfriendly public high school.
"We have sent a letter to the Ministry of Higher Education, which bureaucratically sends another letter to Ministry of Finance," Abalkhail told the visiting graduates.
The Chinese are more scientifically advanced, more bureaucratically effective, and more economically successful than the United States.
At the same time, Horwitz graphically demonstrates the causal links between Nazi theory and practice, tracing how ideological rantings about "Lebensraum" and a resurgent Teutonic Reich led to bureaucratically imposed genocide.
Despite all this, the bureaucratically developed timeline for retrofitting public buildings still means that if "the big one" that everyone knows is eventually coming hits tomorrow, many structures would not yet be ready.