1. Introduction 1
2. Description of participant and empowerment 1
3. What it meant by the bureaucracy 1
3. Why mass participation and empowerment are important 2
4. Why the concept of mass participation has been elusive in the third world 3
5. How mass participation and empowerment are promoted or discouraged by the action of the bureaucracy in my area 4 & 5
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The influence of the bureaucracy on mass participation and empowerment, how mass participation and empowerment are promoted or discouraged by actions of the bureaucracy.
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The aspirations deep inside the poor can only be brought out by making them the centre of the development process. They have difficulty expressing them due to their exclusion.
How mass participation and empowerment are promoted or discouraged by the action of bureaucracy
The problem with bureaucracy is that Executives want to control everything; even the simplest administrative decision has to be approved at the top. . One problem is unnecessary delays in outputs (Waterston 1965:259) , for even though there are more than enough officials in the lower administrative ranks, they are not effectively employed in the posts to which they were appointed.
Political involvement of officials – when bureaucracy becomes involved in politics, this stimulates corruption. Officials start taking decision and performing actions that will benefit themselves, or groups in which they have an interest.
Corruption is out of control. Development funds are siphoned off to hire friends or relatives. In some cases the money simply disappears.
The misuse of office by government functionaries is relatively common in areas of public procurement, revenue collection, government appointments and contracts, licensing and permits. In these areas of specialty, graft and venality are readily executed through anyone of the following activities: