Politicization of Bureaucracy

  • Daniel AppiahEmail author
  • Abdul-Gafaru Abdulai
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-31816-5_682-1

Synonyms

Definitions

Bureaucracy: Bureaucracy refers to a formal-legal organization with a hierarchical structure of authority whereby merit-based criteria are used to appoint, retain, promote, and reward or sanction officials who perform functionally specialized duties in an impersonal manner.

Politicization: Politicization of bureaucracy is broadly defined as the substitution of impersonality for personal criteria in the functioning of the bureaucracy.

Democracy: Democracy is the institutional arrangement whereby individuals or groups of individuals in a society participate in regular free elections for the people’s vote to acquire the power to decide on constitutional opportunities on the strength of their advocated policies and/or their projected images.

Introduction

Public bureaucracies are institutions of administration that privilege some values, actions, interests, and actors in the distribution of resources to...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Public AdministrationUniversity of Ghana Business SchoolLegon, AccraGhana