The Bureaucratic Mind

  • E. Strauss


The bureaucratic defects of large organizations may arise either from the effects of administrative duties on the behaviour of the individual official or from the structure and processes of the administrative system. They are naturally most prominent in the government service; the public official, civil servant, fonctionnaire or Beamter, for this reason looms overwhelmingly large in the popular picture of the bureaucrat, but many of his characteristic traits can also be discovered amongst the professional administrators of other large bodies.


Civil Servant Political Rule Soil Conservation Service Administrative Duty Individual Official 
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  1. 3.
    L. Sullivan, Bureaucracy Runs Amuck (New York, 1944), pp. 304–10, gives a complete list.Google Scholar
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    N. S. Khrushchev, Improvement of Industrial Management in the U.S.S.R. (London, 1957), p. 28.Google Scholar
  3. 13.
    Sir Walford Selby, Diplomatic Twilight (1953), p. 98.Google Scholar
  4. Hugh Dalton, Call Back Yesterday (1953), p. 238.Google Scholar

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