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Bureaucracy: Bureaucracy is a hierarchical organizational structure characterized by standardized procedures, clear roles, and formal rules governing decision-making within a system or institution.
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Max Weber on Bureaucracy - Dictionary of Arguments

Habermas IV 432
Bureaucracy/Weber/Habermas: Max Weber's thesis of bureaucratization: In modern times, bureaucratization is increasing.
Habermas IV 453
Bureaucratization is a key phenomenon for Weber in understanding modern societies. These are characterised by a new type of organisation: economic production becomes capitalist with the help of rationally calculating entrepreneurs, public administration becomes bureaucratic with the help of legally trained specialist officials, both are thus organised through an operational basis or in the form of an institution.
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The material resources are concentrated in the hands of owners or leaders, while membership in the organization is made independent of attributed characteristics. This gives organisations a high degree of internal flexibility and external autonomy. As a result of their efficiency, such forms are also becoming established in other action systems, so that modern societies (...) offer the image of an "organisational society".

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Weber I
M. Weber
The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism - engl. trnsl. 1930
German Edition:
Die protestantische Ethik und der Geist des Kapitalismus München 2013

Ha I
J. Habermas
Der philosophische Diskurs der Moderne Frankfurt 1988

Jürgen Habermas
Theorie des kommunikativen Handelns Bd. I Frankfurt/M. 1981

Jürgen Habermas
Theorie des kommunikativen Handelns Bd. II Frankfurt/M. 1981

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