Assignment on Bureaucracy

Assignment on Bureaucracy - Jennifer Smith Bureaucracy...

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Jennifer Smith Bureaucracy Prof. Everett March 22 nd , 2011 1. Bureaucracy is impersonal because it creates a wall between the managers and those being managed. Whether it is government or private sector authority there is a clear distinction made between who the worker is, and who the manager is. It removes the control that the worker or citizen has and places it in the hands of ordained authorities who are chosen via institutional means (Education, Family, etc. .) 2. The hierarchical form that bureaucracy takes on is naturally occurring due to the structural form it takes on. As private economies or public governments take on more complex forms, oversight is put in place to ensure each facet of the structure is run properly. This oversight is executed by managers or authority figures, which are put in charge of the workers. Thus a hierarchy is inevitable in such forms of bureaucracy. I do not believe however that formal organization must be hierarchical. There could be a direct correlation between workers and managers, with managers handling the
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This note was uploaded on 08/10/2011 for the course SOCI 3220 taught by Professor Everett during the Spring '11 term at UGA.

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Assignment on Bureaucracy - Jennifer Smith Bureaucracy...

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