CHRONOLOGY

1787

Sadanobu Matsudaira launches Kansei Reform of national economy creation of a professional bureaucracy

 

GLOSSARY

bureaucracy

government by functionaries

per Weber desirable rule bound form but per Sartre virtually paralysed form

impotence

bureaucracy means a hierarchic serialisation

those serialised become impotent and finally exhibit paralysis cf Sartre

misregulation

dysfunctional bureaucracy

vested interests create bizarre transitional provisions cf smoking regulation

gyosei shido

administrative guidance

alegal pressure by bureaucracy towards certain policy goals cf guidance

kochokka

rigidification paralysis

as shigo kochokka rigor mortis hence description of bureaucracy ironical

Sartre

Jean-Paul Sartre 1905 - 1980

bureaucracy as exhibiting seriality, impotence and paralysis vs Weber

tatewari gyosei

vertically segregated administration

no horizontal co-ordination and a dysfunctional bureaucracy cf paralysis

Weber

Max Weber 1864 - 1920

proponent of bureaucracy as having legitimacy and rationality vs Sartre

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