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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 doors of the state have been closed off by rings of secret police and a state-elite mentality representing a melange of tribalism, bureaucratism and the Mafia.
Classification of offences, which sounds like a typically mind-numbing bureaucratism, is based upon a fairly simply idea.
If one further posits two more points, that such an elite is not committed first and foremost to the enhancement and perpetuation of its own elite privileges and that the elite appreciates that the socialist displacement of the market threatens its goals by generating bureaucratism, corruption, loss of incentives, and an inefficient allocation of resources, then its primary leadership task is to discover how, organizationally, to make its own developmental goals compatible with the market mechanism."(30)
c Six items for political philosophy were factor-analyzed, yielding a power-inequality dimension (distrust, dislike of bureaucratism, desire for power-deconcentration, and preference for democratic decision-making) and a communitarian idealism dimension (emphasis on community over individual welfare, and priority of ideas over money).
The optimism of these groups makes an invigorating contrast to the tepid bureaucratism of the mainstreams.
On the other hand, Brezhnev's rule was later appropriately described as an "era of stagnation" in which bureaucratism ran rampant.
Today, antistatist discourse is fed by the discrediting of state activity characterized by the authoritarian and discretionary exercise of power, favoritism, bureaucratism, clientelism, inefficiency, and corruption.
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.
(7) Further developments after Stalin and Mao Zedong were in most cases evolutionary, taking into consideration the needs of the populace, albeit not without repressive measures, much "bureaucratism," and what is described in sociology as a neotraditional style of rule and administration.
Equally, hegemony that is not accompanied by 'mass action at the level of civil society' leads to a 'bureaucratism that will be easily colonized by the corporative power of the forces of the status quo'.
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.