• WordNet 3.6
    • n bureaucratism nonelective government officials
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bureaucratism Government by bureaus; officialism: as, Russian bureaucratism.
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  • Alben W. Barkley
    Alben W. Barkley
    “A bureaucrat is a Democrat who holds some office a Republican wants.”
  • J. Mccabe
    J. Mccabe
    “A bureaucrat is a person who cuts red tape sideways.”
  • Gore Vidal
    “There is something about a bureaucrat that does not like a poem.”
  • Barbara Tuchman
    Barbara Tuchman
    “Reasonable orders are easy enough to obey; it is capricious, bureaucratic or plain idiotic demands that form the habit of discipline.”
  • John Berger
    “The envied are like bureaucrats; the more impersonal they are, the greater the illusion (for themselves and for others) of their power.”
  • Robert Heller
    Robert Heller
    “The difference between management and administration(which is what the bureaucrats used to do exclusively) is the difference between choice and rigidity.”


In literature:

Formerly, under the monarchy, the bureaucratic armies did not exist.
"Bureaucracy" by Honore de Balzac
To keep this vast and complex bureaucratic machine in motion it is necessary to have a large and well-drilled army of officials.
"Russia" by Donald Mackenzie Wallace
This bureaucratic decision had something blighting about it; in a few words it contained the whole story.
"Vendetta" by Honore de Balzac
The Chinese bureaucratic system has been wanting.
"The Soul of the Far East" by Percival Lowell
A deficiency of minor officials enabled old Pere Thuillier to hoist his son upon the lowest step of the bureaucratic hierarchy.
"The Lesser Bourgeoisie" by Honore de Balzac
No secretary can spare him that ungrateful bureaucratic duty.
"The Secret of the Night" by Gaston Leroux
The young man, who was taking the tedium of the early morning hours on horseback, was one of these victims of bureaucratic tyranny.
"A Woman of Thirty" by Honore de Balzac
I think that every bureaucrat is an outsider and was always such.
"Virgin Soil" by Ivan S. Turgenev
This bureaucrat was continually refusing Roosevelt's applications because they were irregular.
"Theodore Roosevelt and His Times" by Harold Howland
The opposition to the bureaucrats at first included both English and French elements, but the English minority were pulled in contrary ways.
"The Canadian Dominion" by Oscar D. Skelton
There is more liberty of action in England, but for liberty of thought go to bureaucratic Prussia.
"Howards End" by E. M. Forster
No step of this kind is easily arranged in bureaucratic France.
"The Book of Susan" by Lee Wilson Dodd
Besides, he had the habit peculiar to bureaucrats of speaking in harsh, snarling tones.
"The Progressionists, and Angela." by Conrad von Bolanden
There is no sign that the nation is waking to the misery wrought by the bureaucrats.
"Stand Up, Ye Dead" by Norman Maclean
The old territories of the German empire were changed into despotic bureaucratic states.
"Pictures of German Life in the XVth XVIth and XVIIth Centuries, Vol. II." by Gustav Freytag
Bauer at Labour was a trade union politician, a bourgeois turned bureaucrat.
"The New Germany" by George Young
The truth was, they were little more than bureaucrats, regardless of whatever they called themselves.
"Project Cyclops" by Thomas Hoover
Maybe some NIH bureaucrat hit the wrong key on a keyboard someplace in Maryland.
"Syndrome" by Thomas Hoover
A fat, repugnant, pompous bureaucrat.
"The Moghul" by Thomas Hoover
In between civil wars they became sword-carrying bureaucrats.
"The Samurai Strategy" by Thomas Hoover

In poetry:

The children wear their charming hats
like chipper little Frenchmen.
The dales are dark with bureaucrats
from Denmark and their henchmen.
"Table Hymn" by Jonas Hallgrimsson
The bubble-dancer, the deep-sea diver,
The bureaucrat, the adulterer,
Hide private parts which I disclose
To those who know what a poem knows.
"What Curious Dresses All Men Wear" by Delmore Schwartz
On the verandah of his hut, at Brazzaville,
By sweltering Congolese moonlight
A minor colonial bureaucrat
Thumbs the ‘Poèsies’ of Alfred de Musset...
"West Africa" by Henry Jean-Marie Levet

In news:

A council meeting today is proposing a "bureaucratic monstrosity " of up to 52 decision makers - half of them unelected - to decide the future of the Hauraki Gulf.
Congrats, even if one of the side effects for travelers is a kind of bureaucratic homogenization.
Japan Leader Aims to Root Out Bureaucrats.
"Before, politicians just left everything to the bureaucrats," said Masahiro Sakata, a former director general at the bureau who retired in 2006.
The chiropractic schools and our bureaucratic leaders sound like beleaguered generals about to lead their witless troops right into an ambush.
Russian Bureaucrats Smother the World's Best Alt-Weekly.
PR people desire the anonymity as " spokespersons " for numerous bureaucratic reasons, some of which may or may not make sense to reporters, as illustrated recently by Samsung and Weber Shandwick.
The Egyptian parliament has approved a law to encourage foreign and domestic investment in the private sector by offering tax breaks and simplifying bureaucratic controls.
It's hard to love the EU – bureaucratic, legalistic, mired in gridlock.
Bidding any type of government job can be wrought with bureaucratic red tape.
His role as deputy prime minister was to wrench policy powers away from bureaucrats.
Bureaucrats attempt to fend off invading fish.
Hawaii needs a vibrant two-party system to break apart the good-old-boy network between the legislators, bureaucrats and suppliers to the state.
Musician Alex Minoff was destined to play the role of an intense yet helpful bureaucrat, and this video for DC Design Week proves it.
) There may be some value to a tax for symbolism's sake, and for additional if very modest revenues, but it would obviously work better as an excise tax on bikes or equipment than creating a new bureaucratic arm.

In science:

One can easily go through a bureaucratic procedure to evaluate all configurations (sj )j∈J compatible with the warning set.
Constraint Satisfaction by Survey Propagation
Unfortunately, I didn’t make it to Bangalore (for bureaucratic reasons) but I am very grateful to the organisers for all their efforts.
Whittaker functions and related stochastic processes
Policy-makers know they need direct access to knowledgeable people rather than the colourless summaries the bureaucratic briefing machines produce but they’re severely time poor. Creating a rich interactive environment, in which they can actively learn with whatever time they can invest is key.
Despite the early ho ur, the Director’s intervention meant that all of the resources of the Center were available to us and without (most of) the usual bureaucratic holdups that occur when one wants to do something quickly.
The Making of the Chandra X-ray Observatory: the Project Scientist's Perspective
Higher-privileged groups include administrators, bureaucrats and stewards.
A Wikipedia Literature Review
For simplicity, bureaucrats are administrators with the additional ability to add users to the sysop and bureaucrat groups, as well as the ability to add and remove users from the bot group.
A Wikipedia Literature Review
Technically one can be a bureaucrat without being a sysop, but no instance of this has occurred.
A Wikipedia Literature Review
Stewards are bureaucrats with the ability to revoke sysop and bureaucrat status, among other permissions.
A Wikipedia Literature Review
Another important specific feature was always an opportunity for a large number of physicists from the former USSR and other East European countries for whom distant trips were difficult for the financial (earlier also for bureaucratic) reasons to participate to the conference.
An analytic review of DSPIN-11