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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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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.
From the beginning, the transition from the old system of a bureaucratically managed economy to the new system of a mixed market economy was recognised to require large-scale institutional change, for example Murrell (1992).
Mario, a bureaucratically minded man from a provincial Spanish town, encounters Blanca, a highly cultured and highly troubled woman whose life is a fascinating snarl of drugs and destructive affairs.
He said that getting EU authorisation under the new system may be so bureaucratically arduous that manufacturers won't bother to go through the process of getting a healthy product to the market.
flexible response"), newly available supporting technologies (the laser and integrated circuit), an innovative engineering team from a minor defense contractor (Texas Instruments), and a persistent and bureaucratically adept Air Force colonel.
Centralized administrative agencies may be perceived bureaucratically burdensome, unresponsive agencies that maximize their own budgets and authority to the detriment of user departments.
And Woodward is hardly the first critic to paint Dick Cheney as a worst-case fantasist and intelligence cherry picker; Donald Rumsfeld as an arrogant, micromanaging bully; Condoleezza Rice as a weak national security adviser disposed to tell her boss what he wanted to hear; and Colin Powell as a bureaucratically isolated, reluctant warrior who allowed the administration's war-lusting neoconservatives to enlist his prestige on behalf of a war he regarded as unnecessary and potentially disastrous (see Karen DeYoung's superb Soldier: The Life of Colin Powell).
Despite the many failings of bureaucratically misfocused, politically-orientated senior management of the NHS, my observations from an eight day stay in a hospital bed at North Tees was that world class treatment and nursing care was delivered to me and my fellow patients without exception by all the staff, ranging from paramedics to the Patientline staff, with true professionalism and a wonderful touch of humour.