Bureaucracy Analysis

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“Bureaucratic corruption is most serious issue and embarrassing obstructions to national development in the developing countries, which include among others the members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. (Quah, 1982). There are least four dissimilar meaning of bureaucratic. First, there is the meaning which most nearly resembles its semantic origins: bureaucracy as a system of rule. A bureaucracy is a governmental system in which officials command. A second set of visions of the term bureaucracy sees it as a mode of conduct. This refers to conduct which is based on the application of general rules. Third, the concept of bureaucratic as ‘efficiency’ or ‘inefficiency’…show more content…
In such a structure there is integrated a series of officials, of hierarchized statues, in which belong a number of obligations and privileges closely defined by limited and specific rules. Each of these offices contains an area of assigned competence and responsibility. Authority, the power of control which comes from an acknowledged status, inheres in the office and not in the particular person who performs the official character. The structure of bureaucracy is the ideal case of such formal organization is bureaucracy and, in many respects, the classical analysis of bureaucracy is that by Max Weber. As Weber indicates, bureaucracy regards as duties inherent in the office. A system of distinguished controls and approves is stated in the regulations. The assignment of roles occurs on the basic of technical qualifications which are assured through formalized, impersonal operations (e.g. examinations). Among the structure of hierarchically arranged authority, the activities of “trained and salaried experts” are governed by general, abstract, clearly defined rules which prevent the necessity for the issuance of specific instructions for each specific case. The generality of the rules needs the constant use of categorization, whereby private problems and cases are classified on the basis of destined criteria and are treated accordingly. The pure type of bureaucratic official is nominated, either by a superior or through the exercise of impersonal competition; either by a ranking or through the exercise of impersonal competition; he is not elected. A measure of flexibility in the bureaucracy is achieved by electing higher functionaries who presumably express the will of the electorate (e.g. body of citizens or a board of directors). The election of higher officials is
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