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    Max Weber, a German social historian, is considered to be the founding father of bureaucracy and defines bureaucracy as the ideal and rational method of organisation, hence the most efficient way of conducting business. Weber built his model on four factors: functional specialisation, hierarchy of authority, a system of rules and impersonality (Weber, 1947) and formulated the concept of bureaucracy as a response to the inadequacies found in earlier forms of organisational structure. Weber believed that these were unable to provide precision, continuity and efficiency and therefore unsuited to adapt to the rise of a capitalist market economy (Shepard, 2010). The general public does not share Weber’s view, instead bureaucracy has become synonymous…

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    Bureaucracy Analysis

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    An expanding bureaucracy and the efficiency problems that it created constituted the primary focus of reforms (Knott & Miller, 1987). John Stuart Mill, a 19th Century English philosopher and Political Economist, considered competence and the participation of citizens to be essential elements of good government. Requirements of competence necessitate representation of nationals in government by the wisest and most skilled and experienced group of people, often the elite, in a society, normally…

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    representation matter in bureaucracies? 2) Does descriptive representation lead to policy formulation and implementation representative of all interest? Of the literature reviewed, the accepted consensus is that descriptive representation is important and generally leads to representative policy making and application. Bureaucracies are political…

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    Importance Of Bureaucracy

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    1. Bureaucrats implement an execute the laws. The bureaucracy is sometimes called the “fourth branch” because of its separation of powers, skills, size, and desire for security. 2. In the Constitution, the bureaucracy is hardy mention in Article II, where the president has the power to appoint officials. a. In Article II, the president “shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States,” where he can appoint…

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    Bureaucracy Definition

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    For instance, in some cases, the rules and regulations in an organization might have an adverse effect. Aby Jain explained in her article ‘Using the lens of Max Weber 's Theory of Bureaucracy to examine E-Government Research’ that excessive adherence and conformity to rules and regulations results in rules becoming ends in themselves, and could sometimes prevent organizations from achieving their real goals; members would sometimes apply formal rules and procedures in unsuitable situations,…

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    Bureaucracies Try to imagine the affect on the United States without places such as the Centers for Disease Control, NASA, U.S. Army, police departments, Coast Guard, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Social Security Administration, and the State Department. These organizations are essential to our government and our society in the United States. All though they are all distinct in their own ways,…

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    Many believe that bureaucratic structured organizations hinder the ability to make room for innovation. People believe that innovation emerges from a dynamic and flexible system within an organization and not from a rigid bureaucratic organization. Rigidity, routine and hierarchy are the most problematic characteristics of bureaucratic organizations. Public sector bureaucracy has been infamous for its inefficiencies because of the budgets and incentives. Most of the issues in governments are…

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    social organization. Bureau means office and cracy means usage. Bureaucracy is a system that is controlled by office. Scholars who have worked for and in bureaucracy, one of the best of them are Max Weber. Max Weber was born in Germany in 1865.He gave the theory of ideal type of bureaucracy. It is an administrative system that is managed by strict rules and regulations. It is the best way of doing the tasks of policy formulation, implementation, and evaluation. It is the most efficient and…

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    According to introduction to Sociology 2e a bureaucracy is “Formal organizations characterized by a hierarchy authority, a clear division of labor, explicit rules and impersonality. “ Max Weber said that a bureaucracy normally would have four definite characteristics. Hierarchy of Authority, a clear division of labor, explicit rules, and impersonality. Some people say that companies like General Motors, Amazon, and Facebook are bureaucracies. Let’s explore this proposition. I think that they…

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    Question #1 The bureaucracy has a big role in the mechanics of the American government, they are hard-working to keep everything running smoothly and efficiently. Furthermore, the bureaucracy implement the laws and policies made by elected officials, they also provide necessary administrative functions like conducting examination ensuring permits and licenses and collecting fees,and regulating various government activities. In addition to the bureaucracy has some key characteristics such as,…

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