- Are you confused by academic jargon? - Do you know your `discourse' from your `dialectic'? - Can you tell the difference between `anomie' and `alienation'? The Social Science Jargon Buster tackles the most confusing concepts in the social sciences, brea


Core definition

A complex administration system designed to help an organization reach its goals efficiently.

Longer explanation

Bureaucracies are organizations characterized by specialized duties and professional salaried roles; hierarchical structures of authority with formal rules and regulations; thorough documentation; recruitment and promotion based on qualifications ...

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