Lecture 1. Weber’s ideal type of bureaucracy
1. Conceptions of bureaucracy
2. Ideal type used by Weber as a ‘measuring instrument’ i.e. a theoretical concept
3. Characteristics of bureaucracy (read Weber’s definition)
4. A more extended account can be found in Max Weber: On Bureaucracy.
5. Schematically, Weber’s view (with some criticisms and developments can be found in the Britannica excerpt ‘Bureaucracy’
6. Modern day application of Weber can be found in the concept of McDonaldisation