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date: 01 April 2020

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This article examines how bureaucracy and democracy are manifested in local government. It analyses the changes since 1980 to determine whether bureaucracy is being replaced by new models of organization, on the one hand, or being transformed to add new elements and perspectives that coexist with traditional features. The article discusses developments in local government bureaucracy and how these changes have altered the way local government bureaucracies function today. It suggests that despite major changes, bureaucratic structures and hierarchies with traditional and modern elements remain a part of the local=government organization.

Keywords: bureaucracy, democracy, local government, bureaucratic structures, bureaucratic hierarchies

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