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  Bureaucratic collectivism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bureaucratic collectivism is a theory of class society.
However, Trotsky doubted that a state of pure bureaucratic collectivism would ever be reached; he believed that, in the absence of a proletarian revolution to return the Soviet Union to socialism, a comprehensive counter-revolution would return the nation to capitalism instead.
The theory of bureaucratic collectivism was maintained by socialists such as Hal Draper, and is now held by sections of Solidarity in the USA and Workers Liberty in the United Kingdom and Australia.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bureaucratic_collectivism   (599 words)

 Bureaucracy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is the subject of Marxist theories of bureaucratic collectivism.
Central to the Marxian concept of socialism is the idea of workers' self-management, which assumes the internalisation of a morality and self-discipline among people that would make bureaucratic supervision and control redundant, together with a drastic reorganisation of the division of labour in society.
Because bureaucrats have more information than elected officials about what they are doing and what they should be doing, bureaucrats might have the ability to implement policies or regulations that go against the public interest.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bureaucratic   (2524 words)

 Merton - Bureaucratic Structure and Personality   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
For reasons which we have already noted, the bureaucratic structure exerts a constant pressure upon the official to be "methodical, prudent disciplined." If the bureaucracy is to operate successfully, it must attain a high degree of reliability of behavior, an unusual degree of conformity with prescribed patterns of action.
The bureaucrat's official life is planned for him in terms of a graded career through the organizational devices of promotion by seniority, pensions incremental salaries, etc., all of which are designed to provide incentives for disciplined action and conformity to the official regulations.
This is to say that through sentiment-formation, emotional dependence upon bureaucratic symbols and status, and affective involvement in spheres of competence and authority, there develop prerogatives involving attitudes of moral legitimacy which are established as values in their own right, and are no longer viewed as merely technical means for expediting administration.
www2.pfeiffer.edu /~lridener/courses/MERTONR2.HTML   (5029 words)

 Bureaucratic Fuck - Encyclopedia Dramatica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Females cannot be bureaucratic fucks, but they can be bitches.
Bureaucratic Fucks on ED ED is not TOW, although new users often expect strange and alien TOW concepts like respect and human rights when they get here.
While on TOW, the mechanisms in place to ensure fairness and equity get abused, on ED the aforementioned mechanisms exist largely to foster such abuse, generating further lulz at the expense of the hapless victims, including locking their talk pages after banning them.
www.encyclopediadramatica.com /index.php/Bureaucratic_Fuck   (1612 words)

 Bureaucratic collectivism
Like in state capitalism, a bureaucratic collectivist state owns the means of production, while the surplus ("profit") is distributed among an elite party bureaucracy, rather than among the workers.
Most who hold this view believe that bureaucratic collectivism does not represent progress beyond capitalism - that is, that it is no closer to being a workers' state than a capitalist state would be.
Trotsky held that the Soviet Union was a degenerated workers state and that if it did not undergo a new workers' revolution, bureaucratic collectivism was a likely result.
www.xasa.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/b/bu/bureaucratic_collectivism.html   (461 words)

 Bureaucratic Corruption in Africa: The Futility of Cleanups
Unless it is understood that bureaucratic corruption is opportunistic (rent-seeking) behavior and is related to the scope and extent of government regulation of economic activities, cleanup programs are unlikely to succeed.
If bureaucrats discover they can earn more income from providing services to groups seeking state favors than from their regular (public) jobs, they may pay more attention to the demands of such interest groups than to the proper enforcement of state laws and regulations and the effective implementation of national development plans.
Bureaucrats are believed to exploit their public positions to generate benefits for themselves, their families, and their ethnic or social cleavage.
www.cato.org /pubs/journal/cj16n1-6.html   (7387 words)

 Sample Chapter for Carpenter, D.P.: The Forging of Bureaucratic Autonomy: Reputations, Networks, and Policy Innovation ...
Bureaucratic autonomy occurs when bureaucrats take actions consistent with their own wishes, actions to which politicians and organized interests defer even though they would prefer that other actions (or no action at all) be taken.
The advance of the bureaucratic state is one of the most wrenching and controversial changes of the twentieth century.
Because the bureaucratic structure of the American military changed materially from the Civil War to the New Deal, moreover, it would be difficult to analyze the military as a single executive department.
www.pupress.princeton.edu /chapters/i7092.html   (5398 words)

 Bureaucratic Accountability: A Look at Utah's Redevelopment Agencies
Bureaucrats often must use their own judgment to determine whether an action falls within the prescribed goals and laws for that agency.
If bureaucratic agencies use their discretion in fulfilling public interest, it would be helpful if the concept of public interest were reasonably defined.
This model of bureaucratic response to elected officials will be useful for assessing the relationship between the redevelopment agencies and the state legislature that passes legislation concerning the agencies.
www.lib.utah.edu /epubs/hinckley/v1/caldwell.html   (12038 words)

 Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology - Events   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Bureaucratic logic enables the fragmenting of any continuity, any continuum or whole, into discontinuous fragments that thereby are reconstituted as different from one another.
Bureaucratic logic is pervasive in the organization and coherence (and much of the destruction) of the modern era.
Bureaucratic logic is present in the Hobbesian project of a stable, organized society, a project that can be understood as both a logic of science and one of bureaucracy.
www.eth.mpg.de /events/current/1102432500.html   (546 words)

 On Bureaucratic Collectivism
In their introduction, Haberkern and Lipow assess the significance of bureaucratic collectivism -- a third form society, neither capitalist nor socialist -- not only in historical perspective, that is, in its Stalinist form, but as a continuing challenge for socialism in the emerging post-Cold War world.
It is precisely in their lack of understanding of bureaucratic collectivism that they remain, for all their otherwise demonstrably robust distinctions, symmetrical political entities.
Clearly bureaucratic intrusions especially in post-war European society, but paralleled by the burgeoning permanent arms economy and nascent welfare statism of America, were historic innovations signifying something other than the mere bolstering of capitalism.
www.wpunj.edu /~newpol/issue23/finger23.htm   (4083 words)

 The “Transition Period” Ceases to Exist Under Bureaucratic Dictatorship   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The economy of a bureaucratic regime on the basis of state ownership is not like the “economic activities of state” in a capitalist society in which the economy is basically a market economy and individual private property on the means of production is essential.
In the bureaucratic dictatorships separated from each other by national borders and conflicts of interest, the pressure of the capitalist world market is reflected in the formation of an fl market developing beside the nationalised foreign trade and the infiltration of capitalist relations into the inner workings of the bureaucratic regime.
And the bureaucratic regimes are doomed either to be overthrown by a new advance of proletarian revolution on a world scale or otherwise to be brought to an end sooner or later by the disintegrating pressure of world capitalism.
www.marksist.com /kitaplik/onlineKitap/ILM/ch5.htm   (10567 words)

 Reform and Counterreform in the Bureaucratic Bloc (Prague Spring)
After fifteen years of irrational bureaucratic management the Czech economy was on the brink of catastrophe, and its reform became a matter of life and death for the ruling class.
In the bureaucratic systems, where nothing must escape the party-state totalitarianism, a protest against the slightest detail of life inevitably leads to calling in question the totality of existing conditions, to a human protest against the whole inhuman life that people are forced to lead.
The relentless theoretical critique of “bureaucratic dictatorship” and Stalinist totalitarianism had scarcely begun to be taken up autonomously by the great majority of the population when the neobureaucracy reacted by brandishing the specter of the Russian threat, which had already been present from May on.
www.bopsecrets.org /SI/12.Czech68.htm   (3591 words)

I think these "bureaucratic priorities" of most library administrators are in direct conflict with the professional values of liberated librarians.
The point is that the dictatorial bureaucratic administrators in the book perpetuated their power over their people when they confused them by naming vital political values or qualities something contradictory which kept them ambiguous.
I believe the past and present bureaucratic policy has stifled the professional values of many full-time professional librarians by quashing their creative management ideas before they could be evaluated "objectively." This could have led to greater professional productivity based upon the proper documentation of and commendation for "teamwork" accomplishments.
home.earthlink.net /~denmartin/indy-problem.html   (5234 words)

 Challenging bureaucratic elites, by Schweik Action Wollongong
Bureaucratic principles allow a certain degree of fairness: everyone is supposed to be treated the same way.
A bureaucrat who disobeys overtly may be dismissed and replaced by a collaborator, with unfortunate consequences for the population.
One underground pamphlet of 1943, attacking bureaucrats who remained in office because they thought 'they could do more good' that way, argued that any compromise or expediency was wrong; decisions could be based only on the inherent right or wrong of a given situation.
www.uow.edu.au /arts/sts/bmartin/dissent/documents/Schweik_cbe   (16523 words)

 Kafka's Bureaucratic Nightmares   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Monstrous in its hold upon us, the bureaucratic mind is sustained by the self-perpetuating mechanics of government and the claptrap of its own rhetoric.
Here is a man who craves some version of moral certainty in his actions; but for him, this must be a certainty that is conferred from without--which means it is programmed, and therefore not moral at all.
This theme of bureaucratic madness permeates most of what Kafka wrote, but its presence is nowhere more obvious than in his novel, The Trial.
www.self-gov.org /freeman/920402.html   (1565 words)

 Wilbers:  Bureaucratic Writing
Of all the on-the-job writers, the bureaucrat is perhaps the most misunderstood and maligned.
bureaucrats have memorized any number of useful passages that they can slip seamlessly into their own writing as the occasion demands.
I was beginning to think we might escape unharmed when a single bureaucrat appeared at the end of the alley, his face devoid of features, his arms jerking up and down like a mechanical doll.
www.wilbers.com /BureaucraticWriting.htm   (1704 words)

 Against Bureaucratic Centralism
But to ignore the existence of cliques and bureaucratic tendencies which have crystallised at the top of our organisation, and which have gone from bad to worse, would be the height of irresponsibility and would lead to the wrecking of the tendency.
It leads directly to bureaucratic methods, the attempt to solve political differences by organisational means, and, ultimately the swamp of Zinovievism, which the internal regime has now sunk into.
There is no doubt that, on the basis of their own experience of the bureaucratic regime, with its sectarian, adventuristic policies, many honest comrades will begin to draw their conclusions and will come over to the Opposition.
www.marxist.com /ourhistory/against_bureaucratic_centralism.htm   (10912 words)

 Al-Ahram Weekly | Opinion | The bureaucratic mind   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
While bureaucratic shortcomings are everywhere they are nowhere so harmful as in educational institutions and business concerns.
That it is the bureaucratic mindset that is in control prevents universities, research institutions, companies and organisations from being creative or innovative.
The dominance of the bureaucratic mind undermines critical thinking, free speech and creativity, while the figure of the enlightened bureaucrat that some people try to promote is nothing but a fiction.
weekly.ahram.org.eg /2003/659/op7.htm   (219 words)

 LE REVUE GAUCHE - Left Analysis And Comment: Bureaucratic Collectivist Capitalism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Complete down to the New Class criticism of the Soviet Union and by the fact that social upheaval that had occurred in the Seventies and Eighties by the professionals, technocrats, artists, writers, workers and poor that led to Glasnost is now occurring in Egypt.
Except instead of occurring because of Bureaucratic Collectivism it is because of Collectivist Bureaucratic Capitalism.
The ruling class he faced down and still faces as an opposition includes the wealthy and powerful, the union bosses and their members who benefited from the bureaucratic Collectivist capitalism of the monopoly gas and oil industry, and from the middle classes whose wealth comes from their privilege.
plawiuk.blogspot.com /2006/02/bureaucratic-collectivist-capitalism.html   (1935 words)

 The Bureaucratic Maze
Each of the five “bureaucrats” has four different sets of forms to give out, and the maze participants can come to his desk from any of four other desks.
When a participant hands in a form, the bureaucrat looks at the form to see where it came from (this information is in a number that is buried in some bureaucratese on the form).
The desks for the five bureaucrats were scattered around the rest of the room.
www.logicmazes.com /bur.html   (1844 words)

 Bureaucratic Failure   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Bureaucratic Failure How things went as wrong as they did.
Bureaucratic failure, flawed rules lead to delays in compliance, fiscal waste, coalition charges.
Bureaucratic failure and public expenditure (Quantitative studies in social relations) Reviews at.
www.marketfailure.info /info/Bureaucratic-Failure   (314 words)

 A Bureaucratic Fix for Iraq?, by Ivan Eland
In the bureaucratic world of Washington, redrawing of the lines of authority has real meaning; it is likely to have much less meaning to the guerillas attacking American soldiers in Iraq.
As a result of that bureaucratic confusion coming to light, an embarrassed Bush administration reversed course and supported the creation of a new Department of Homeland Security.
The problem was that the CIA and FBI were not included in that structure and that difficulties in interagency coordination will likely be made worse by adding bureaucratic layers and a new intelligence organization within the nascent department.
www.independent.org /tii/antiwar/e100803.htm   (914 words)

 Bureaucratic Model Of Criminal Justice
Therefore, although I think bureaucratic factors are important and have...
A bureaucratic society has a system of laws (along with armies of lawyers),...
Yet in most large districts, the bureaucratic model is a way of life.
www.policeduty.com /43/bureaucratic-model-of-criminal-justice.html   (366 words)

 The new bureaucratic monster - Roanoke.com
The difference between bureaucratic and high-performance cultures: Workers in bureaucratic organizations are trained not to think and simply follow orders.
Yet, because of the inherent “blind spots” in trained incapacity, the immaculate grounds and furnishings never suggested to the worker to check with his or her supervisor and make sure the service was to be terminated at this address.
While bureaucratic culture, attitude, and behavior have not changed since Merton’s article was written, one significant issue has been altered.
www.roanoke.com /columnists/shareef/wb/11540   (1143 words)

 A Bureaucratic Fix For Iraq?: Newsroom: The Independent Institute
As the guerilla war has dragged on unabated in Iraq, the Bush administration desperately needed to “do something.” And that “something” is the typical response to problems in Washington: a bureaucratic reorganization that is unlikely to solve the problem.
After the September 11 attacks, it was learned that pre-September 11 intelligence held in various parts of the federal government, if properly pieced together, might have allowed the hijacking plot to have been uncovered.
Unfortunately for the Bush administration, putting the White House in charge of post-war Iraq will do little to distract attention from rising guerilla attacks on American forces and is an admission that the “something” that the administration has been “doing” in that country has not worked.
www.independent.org /tii/news/031007Eland.html   (850 words)

 Bureaucratic Waste
Throughout its history, economic conservatives have argued that the NHS is too costly, too bureaucratic, too inefficient, and too lacking in quality of care and service.
Even though price-competitive industries have lower “bureaucratic inefficiency costs” than governments do, much of that cost is compensated for by cost-reductions obtained through various economies of scale.
But even so, it must still be acknowledged that bureaucratic inefficiency is still is one of the necessary costs that taxpayers must pay for if they want to enjoy the enhanced quality-of-product that governments are able to provide via universal coverage.
nontrivialpursuits.org /bureaucratic_waste.htm   (2572 words)

 Citizens Against Government Waste: April 2000: Bureaucratic Blunders
The minister, who suffers from multiple sclerosis and is paralyzed from the neck down, found that bureaucrats had decided that he was no longer of this Earth and cut off his health insurance and other benefits.
After being informed of the government's findings, he suggested to his physical therapist that his stiff muscles could be a result of rigor mortis.
However, the club was forced to halt construction after the service changed its mind and decided that the hut must be in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
www.cagw.org /site/News2?JServSessionIdr005=4ci00x5b21.app26a&page=NewsArticle&id=5776   (343 words)

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