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2021, Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part C

Bureaucracy and its Role in Governance: A Comprehensive Analysis

Author(s): Dr. Jeet Ram Sharma

Abstract: This research paper explores the intricate relationship between bureaucracy and governance, seeking to elucidate the multifaceted roles that bureaucracy plays in shaping the efficiency, accountability, and effectiveness of governmental systems. Bureaucracy, often criticized for its perceived inefficiencies and red tape, is an integral component of modern governance structures. The study further explores the critical functions performed by bureaucracies, including policy implementation, decision-making, and public service delivery. It investigates how bureaucracy acts as a mechanism for translating political goals into concrete actions, ensuring consistency and stability in policy execution. Moreover, the paper delves into how bureaucracy influences policy formulation through its expertise, information management, and advisory capacities. Additionally, the research sheds light on the role of bureaucracy in promoting transparency, accountability, and responsiveness in governance. While bureaucracies are susceptible to bureaucratic inertia and corruption, they also safeguard against executive overreach by upholding the rule of law and procedural fairness. Bureaucracy is a core aspect of public administration and plays a crucial role in the functioning of governance systems worldwide. It is a structured organizational model characterized by a hierarchical chain of command, division of labor, and adherence to formal rules and procedures. This paper emphasizes the indispensable role of bureaucracy in shaping effective governance structures. Through an in-depth exploration of its functions and dynamics, this study illuminates the multifaceted contributions that bureaucracy makes to the effective functioning of governance and underscores the vital role that bureaucracy plays in fostering well-informed decision-making, delivering essential services, and upholding responsible governance practices.

DOI: 10.33545/27068919.2021.v3.i2c.1037

Pages: 228-230 | Views: 432 | Downloads: 118

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Dr. Jeet Ram Sharma. Bureaucracy and its Role in Governance: A Comprehensive Analysis. Int J Adv Acad Stud 2021;3(2):228-230. DOI: 10.33545/27068919.2021.v3.i2c.1037
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