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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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A predictable consequence of this top-down approach was bureaucratization.
Le Blanc's chapter on the first years after the October revolution (complemented by a remarkable discussion of the problems involved in the process of bureaucratization by Ernest Mandel in his introduction) is one of the best in the book: he shows both the significant elements of pluralism which were present until 1921, as well as the transformation, during the years, of "disciplined quantity into authoritarian quality.
To "return" to hermeneutics and rhetoric as touchstones for law is to embrace dynamic traditions that provide the resources for theorists who seek to foster persuasion and understanding as an antidote to the emerging global order and the trend toward bureaucratization in accordance with expert administration, violent suppression, or both.
He stated that the initiative is rooted in the proposal for the Revitalization of the Administrative Reform Program, approved in 2006, which suggested, among other measures, the reduction of bureaucratization and modernization of Public Administration, the adoption of coordination mechanisms among the public entities that are concerned Training of civil servants.
This is a collection of related essays by David Graeber analyzing the rise of bureaucratization, its effects and meanings.
To dissuade common revulsion against Soviet power, Le Blanc concedes the bloodletting under Stalin and the totalitarian bureaucratization that took a hold as anathema to Lenin's then dictatorship of the proletariat.
He considers the bureaucratization of France's vibrant scientific community through the national university system and an increasingly competitive labor-market in credentialed scientists; the question of ethical values inculcated by science, such as materialism and the repudiation of religious authority; the "radical synthesis" of positivism with "evolution by natural selection, the spontaneous generation of life, and polygenist doctrines on the multiplicity of the human races"; and how 19th-century French scientists "interacted with concerns that far transcended the strictly drawn boundaries of scientists' quest for an understanding and mastery of nature.
Specifically, this study presents critical materials in the ongoing debate between state-centered political theories of policing (as extensions of state power) and bureaucratization and professionalization perspectives of police (as independent experts).
The professionalization and bureaucratization of advocates prevents the development of social movements that could move social policy in the direction of the major changes required to end poverty.
In this regard, he examines the ideological basis of the nation-state in Africa and how bureaucratization of power through feudalism found its way and mingled with modernization in Africa.
The author argues that the evolution of the Chinese industrial workplace unfolded against the backdrop of such broad processes as industrialization, state building and labor mobilization, and, within the firm, the process of bureaucratization, or the imposition of rules and procedures regarding hiring, work, and pay.
Kaiser Wilhelm II's depiction of the post-1871 state as "a republic of miserable civilians," seemed to be borne out by a string of seemingly endless "affairs" (Panama, Dreyfus, Humbert, Combes, Duez, Rochette, Caillaux), bureaucratization, centralization, nepotism, corruption, and tyranny on the part of the majority.
Top-down control, bureaucratization and a failure of imagination politically exhausted these formations.
In the end, though, the influence of the churches in progressive efforts may well have been attenuated by the very bureaucratization and professionalism that the princes of Methodist and Baptist urban pulpits in Virginia had so fondly desired.