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Synonyms for bureaucracy

Synonyms for bureaucracy

nonelective government officials

a government that is administered primarily by bureaus that are staffed with nonelective officials

any organization in which action is obstructed by insistence on unnecessary procedures and red tape

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With exceptions, they clearly "work" in the sense that people from all over the world are clamoring to be admitted to them, even though they are run by big state bureaucracies with heavy federal involvement.
Faced with the reality that as a science and research organization they are more of a clearinghouse; that as an international researcher and advisor on health matters they often take second place to the World Bank (WHO's own reports are far more likely to cite substantive research done by the World Bank than any of its own original work, of which there is very little); and that in their First World-oriented agenda they are merely another bureaucratic layer echoing already existing national health ministries and the initiatives of other non-governmental organizations and international bureaucracies, WHO is scrambling frantically for its life.
As in Vietnam," wrote military reformer Edward Luttwak, "the people involved are so absorbed in the internal labyrinth of competing military bureaucracies that they scarcely notice the external reality beyond their offices in Washington"--realities like kamikazes in trucks.
Police and fire departments, on the other hand, are notoriously intractable bureaucracies.
add new government health-care bureaucracies but eliminate both the huge HMO bureaucracies and the insurance-industry bureaucracies.
Even an affluent community seems beseiged by congestion, pollution, failing schools, unresponsive bureaucracies, ethnic divides and tension which can suddenly turn to violence.
And to make sure that all these new bureaucracies are doing their jobs, a Congressional Trade Office would be set up to be a legislative watchdog.
Before we buy into the adult agenda of more school boards, more superintendents and a ton of little bureaucracies that, in the end, will outweigh the current LAUSD bloated bureaucracy, let's try what research has shown will work.
Conservatives, business leaders, and other proponents, who never really have believed in government or the idea that bureaucracies can be reformed, can't be trusted.
Kemp, comparing the inefficiency of centralized governments in Eastern Europe to educational bureaucracies in America, said teachers should be empowered and communities given greater control of their schools.
At the Kennedy School, its basic unit of currency is a 15- to 20-page paper that spells out the facts relevant to an actual event in government or politics, emphasizing the personalities of both the people and bureaucracies involved.
That's because the past five superintendents have come from the ranks of overpaid, lethargic bureaucracies.
Bureaucracies are all alike, but they are also all different, if you know what I mean.
government, no matter how many committees are set up, no matter how many bureaucracies are reshuffled, and no matter how eloquently ``reform'' is packaged for public consumption.
Topics discussed include bureaucracies as policy making organizations, bureaucratic reasoning, hierarchies, client relations, bureaucratic networks, and the politics of disaster management.