Definition: overregulated administrative system marked by red tape; ADJ. bureaucratic
Definition: overregulated administrative system marked by red tape; ADJ. bureaucratic
Sentences Containing 'bureaucracy'
However, this system presented substantial costs to the government while generating increasing criticism from the public and media citing a sluggish bureaucracy and poor services from unprofessional government workers.
A close companion of Theodore Roosevelt, in 1906 he accepted then President Roosevelt's offer to help oversee the United States Civil Service Commission, during which he enacted numerous reforms that streamlined the federal bureaucracy.
Bureaucracy is most commonly attributed to Max Weber.
Weber argued that bureaucracy was the application of rational-legal authority to the organisation of work: through the application of rationality, bureaucracy was the most technically efficient form of organisation.
Perrow argues that all organizations can be understood in terms of bureaucracy and that organizational failures are more often a result of insufficient application of bureaucratic principals.
For more than three decades, the municipalities and commune panchayats were manned by the bureaucracy.
In addition, one of Gore's major works as Vice President was the "National Performance Review", which pointed out waste, fraud, and other abuse in the federal government and stressed the need for cutting the size of the bureaucracy and the number of regulations.
The most sinicized of the oasis states, Karakhoja had adopted Chinese script as its official script, the Chinese classics as a subject for study, and an imperial bureaucracy.
The aims of his economic policies included securing the revenue required to finance a reliable state apparatus (bureaucracy and military) and avoiding a loss of territory by pledges.
During Kunaev's long reign, Kazakhs occupied prominent positions in the bureaucracy, economy and educational institutions.
Over the next few years the two brothers began to lose the confidence of the people, and although the government bureaucracy continued to function, the stability of the provinces declined as rival factions opposed each other.
Relatively few institutions award Bachelor of Divinity degrees today, and the distinction between institutions which do award such degrees and those which award B.A. degrees for theological subjects is usually one of university bureaucracy, rather than curriculum.
She later accused the board of spending money on unrequired bureaucracy instead of animal welfare.
Netanyahu said Peres had told him the European and U.S. assistance to the Palestinian Authority had established a "bloated bureaucracy, with PA employees looking to the international community to meet their payroll".
By 1927 the TUC had the making of a trade union bureaucracy similar to the civil service.
It introduced wide ranging measures aiming to cut government expenditure and bureaucracy.
Kovel believes that the forms of 'actually existing socialism' consisted of "public ownership of the means of production", rather than meeting "the true definition" of socialism as "a free association of producers", with the Party-State bureaucracy acting as the "alienating substitute 'public'".
Following the fall of the Hungarian revolution, Kun emigrated to the Soviet Union, where he worked as a functionary in the Communist International bureaucracy.
Zhang Juzheng was embroiled in deep political turmoil from the start of his career, owing to the factionalism prevalent in the Ming bureaucracy at the time.
This left Zhang as the sole Grand Secretary, in effect controlling the entire Ming bureaucracy during the first ten years of the Wanli era.
At the same time, laws were instituted from 1573 onwards to tighten monitoring and assessment of officials, in an attempt to restore discipline to an increasingly corrupt bureaucracy.
At the same time, his luxurious lifestyle - which included meals with over a hundred dishes, and a palanquin carried by 32 men - exposed him to charges of hypocrisy even as he imposed austerity measures on the rest of the bureaucracy.
Jews were represented in the Iraqi parliament, and many Jews held significant positions in the bureaucracy, which often led to resentment by the Muslim population.
In chronological order they are: the illegal drug trade, the seaport system, the city government and bureaucracy, the school system, and the print news media.
However, while many of the police do exhibit altruistic qualities, many officers portrayed on the show are incompetent, brutal, self-aggrandizing, or hamstrung by bureaucracy and politics.
Meanwhile the men discuss a variety of topics, such as yoghurt, lamb chops, urination, family, spouses, ex-wives, death, suicide, hierarchy, bureaucracy, ethics, and their jobs.
His need to concentrate upon finding the means for daily subsistence, in turn, adversely affects his ability to seek redress from the welfare bureaucracy.
When Waldo receives a call offering a free Hawaiian vacation, he makes taking the trip his goal, but his efforts are repeatedly thwarted by bureaucracy.
His doctoral dissertation examined "The dilemma of citizen action: representation and bureaucracy in local health politics."
This results in excessive school administration bureaucracy and not enough course diversity.
"No bureaucracy, no mother-may-I, no convening meetings.
The applications, still making their way through the bureaucracy, were later withdrawn by the GU as part of an agreement signed with Gaba.
In April 2012 Gaba and the General Union signed an agreement in which both sides withdrew their pending cases in the courts and government bureaucracy.
In 2007 a new chairman of the MPRP was elected who sought to "uproot corruption and bureaucracy".
Washington's population remained relatively stable until the Great Depression in the 1930s, when President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal legislation expanded the bureaucracy in Washington.
He had previously endorsed an activist role for government, but after 1924 his rhetoric increasingly attacked the "federal bureaucracy" and "big government."
Samsung manages the legal world, the press, the academics and bureaucracy”.
Since he has no proper official records, however, this proves to be highly difficult, and the constrictions and loop-holes of bureaucracy provide no help in resolving the matter.
Sweden now built the first modern army in Europe, supported by a sophisticated tax system and government bureaucracy.
After the high overhead of government - the military, the bureaucracy, whatever the satraps could safely dip into the coffers for themselves - this money went into the royal treasury.
He has sex with her and manages the situation well, and with the help of Vimala who happens to be the relative of revenue minister Pattam Raveendran, climbs the ladder of bureaucracy in a rather speedy way.
After 14 years of fundraising, planning and dealing with bureaucracy, the memorial was dedicated at Liberty Station.
The ministries and departments were important parts of the Ottoman bureaucracy.
The "kalfa"s did all the paperwork in the Ottoman bureaucracy.
The historical bureaucracy was necessitated by the nature of colonial rule.
Government policies and legislations were all dominated by the bureaucracy, led by the Governor, with the executive and legislative councils, all of whose members were appointed by the Governor.
The Sino-British Joint Declaration and the Basic Law had assumed the continuity of a bureaucracy-led government to preserve continuity of the government machine.
Earlier in the 1990s, Congo's major employer was the state bureaucracy, which had a payroll of 80,000, which is enormous for a country of Congo's size.
The participation of the locals lent legitimacy to the petition, and the participation of knowledgeable and connected outsiders helped move the request through the bureaucracy.
At the same time, Beauty is exposed to the bureaucracy of the welfare state and the futility of its endeavours to help those in need.
More Vocab Wordsatypical - not normal; not typical
encumber - burden; N. encumbrance
puerile - childish; immature; CF. puer: boy
tautological - needlessly repetitious; Ex. ``It was visible to the eye''; N. tautology: needless repetition of the same sense; statement that is always true
concentric - having a common center
mincing - affectedly dainty(delicate); V. mince: cut (esp. meat) into very small pieces; walk with exaggerated primness; walk in an unnatural way, taking little short steps; Ex. The actor minced across the stage; CF. mincemeat; CF. mincer
adamant - hard; inflexible
implicate - incriminate; involve incriminatingly; show to be involved (in a crime); Ex. implicate someone in the crime
unwieldy - awkward (to carry or move); cumbersome; unmanageable
scrupulous - conscientious; extremely thorough; Ex. scrupulous worker