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Your new identity involves much bureaucracy—driver’s license, passport, health insurance card must be updated, and so you stop to have your photo taken.

This could—according to the official line—improve public services, cut down on voter fraud, and reduce bureaucracy.

The culprit is bureaucracy—with its authoritarian power structures, suffocating rules, and toxic politicking.

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That, says Vondracek, is why his experience is a lesson for countries battling with clunky bureaucracies but endowed with the power of a relatively savvy and tech-minded population.

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That’s particularly true when it comes to the presidency, which oversees a vast federal bureaucracy influencing trillions of dollars in spending.

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Senseless bureaucracy is part of what spawned the Tea Party.

Depressing is really what Cuba has become—repression, bureaucracy, and crippling poverty.

He was widely perceived as having been outplayed by a vast military bureaucracy that he never sought to tame.

They described the challenges of finding work and of dealing with the military bureaucracy.

The sheer amount of redundant bureaucracy needs to be eliminated.

Almost the worst kind of government that can be placed upon a people is a bureaucracy.

And in the same manner as in Prussia, a portion of the bureaucracy joined the bourgeoisie.

Roger found all the civilisation, culture, and well-ordered bureaucracy of the Moor firmly established.

In the first place, may I point out that we have not up to now non-co-operated with the Bureaucracy?

The time must soon come when the Bureaucracy must yield or withdraw the Reforms Act.


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On this page you'll find 22 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to bureaucracy, such as: administration, authority, civil service, management, ministry, and red tape.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.