A system of government in which most of the important decisions are made by state officials rather than by elected representatives
A state or organization governed or managed according to such a system
The officials in such a system, considered as a group or hierarchy
Excessively complicated administrative procedure, seen as characteristic of such a system
the unnecessary bureaucracy in local government
nonelective government officials
any organization in which action is obstructed by insistence on unnecessary procedures and red tape
(bureaucratic) of or relating to or resembling a bureaucrat or bureaucracy; "his bureaucratic behavior annoyed his colleagues"; "a bureaucratic nightmare"
Bureaucracy is the combined organizational structure, procedures, protocols, and set of regulations in place to manage activity, usually in large organizations. ...
Bureaucracy is a political book written by Austrian School economist and libertarian thinker Ludwig von Mises. The author's stated motivation in writing the book is his concern with the spread of socialist ideals and the increasing bureaucratization of economic life. ...
Bureaucracy is an interactive fiction computer game released by Infocom in 1987, scripted by popular comic science fiction author Douglas Adams. It is Infocom's twenty-fourth game.
(Bureaucratic) Rule by officials; routine administrative work Political & social aspects Career specialists
A system involving many rules and procedures and several levels of management and relying on written communication
You have two cows. At first the government regulates what you can feed them and when you can milk them. Then it pays you not to milk them. Then it takes both, shoots one, milks the other and pours the milk down the drain. Then it requires you to fill out forms accounting for the missing cows.
A formal organization with defined objectives, a hierarchy of specialized roles and systematic processes of direction and administration. ...
government based on a specialized set of offices usually hierarchically organized.
Organizations that implement government policies.
Defence of the status quo long after the quo has lost its status. [Laurence J. Peter]
An organisation typified by formal processes, standardisation, hierarchic procedures, and written communication.
is a system in which people are expected to follow precisely defined rules and procedures rather than to use personal judgement.
A distinctive arrangement used by humans to organize their activities. The invention of Western bureaucracy several centuries ago helped solve the problem for leaders of governing human systems that grew larger and more complicated with each passing year. ...
what if they get fatter and fatter....?
(p. 236) An organization with many layers of managers who set rules and regulations and oversee all decisions.
the offices and people that get the day- to-day work of government done. This part of the government grew rapidly in the 1960s and 1970s as new laws and programs were created to deal with social and environmental problems. ...
system of managing government through departments run by appointed officials
Systems of management and administration.
The apparatus of administration in the armed forces, judiciary and other government organs and institutions. ...
A system of administration (either public or private) characterized by specialization of functions, action according to fixed rules, and hierarchy of authority. Nonelective government officials are often referred to as "the bureaucracy."
The collection of officials (either within government or within corporate management) who see that the rules of an organization (or of a country) are obeyed. Such officials are the cause of much frustation and the butt of many jokes.
A complex organization composed of non-elected, professional administrators and clerks hired to perform administrative services and tasks, and to follow and direct rules and procedures.