How many bureaucracies do you interact with on a regular basis? What is the role of bureaucracy in domination and control of people? Are there any positive features of bureaucracy? Are there changes that could be made to improve the way bureaucracies work and to make them more “human?” Would those changes make them less efficient? Are there viable alternatives to bureaucracy in modern societies?
What does Geroge Ritzer mean by McDonaldization? In what ways has education become McDonaldized? Is this a positive or negative form of social organization in the specific case of education?