Bureaucracy

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Bureaucracy

A system of administration wherein there is a specialization of functions, objective qualifications for office, action according to the adherence to fixed rules, and a hierarchy of authority and delegated power.

Organizations such as the armed forces or administrative agencies are common examples of bureaucracies.

BUREAUCRACY. The abuse of official influence in the affairs of government; corruption. This word has lately been adopted to signify that those persons who are employed in bureaus abuse their authority by intrigue to promote their own benefit, or that of friends, rather than the public good. The word is derived from the French.

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The reason why these problems arise is due to the small scale of individual disbursements and burocracy imposed by the recent Labour Govenment.
, 2002), burocracy (Costa, 2006), control in executing the work (Dalmoro & Faleiro, 2007) and roles for doing the job (Revillion, 2005).
It brings it own costs for corruption, burocracy and malfunctions (Muller, 2006; Uramova, 2001; Cullis and Jones, 1992).