Criticizing the foundations and principles of bureaucracy with an emphasis on the framework of Islamic rationality and its implications in the governance system.

Document Type : Research Paper


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Bureaucracy is closely related to the state in its modern sense. Most of the modern bureaucracies were partially formed as a result of the state-building process. The theory of bureaucracy was proposed by Max Weber with the foundations of modernism and principles such as division of labor, governing rules on relationships, preventing the application of personal tastes, appointment based on merit, etc. But the fact is that bureaucracy has limitations due to its reliance on modernist rationality. Therefore, this research, using the philosophical analytical method, investigates and criticizes the principles and foundations of this theory based on the framework of Islamic rationality. Islamic rationality, with a comprehensive look at human existential areas (thoughts, motives and behaviors) and the corresponding areas of society, the contexts, how and consequences of the emergence and emergence of reason as a divine deposit in human existence. shows The conclusion of this research indicates that bureaucracy is required by human nature and as long as human nature exists independent of revelation teachings, its domination is necessary. Therefore, confronting bureaucracy is not a negative confrontation or setting aside bureaucracy, but overcoming it through the maturity and excellence of human and society's rationality. This task is done in the short term by using the entrepreneurial problem solving mechanism and in the long term by identifying and hiring the most qualified people (in terms of expertise, piety and intelligence).