5 - 1999
Orlova G.A.

Bureaucratic Writing as a Mechanism of Rule


The use of writing technologies, including the procedures of producing documents (clerical work), belongs to cardinal ways and means of translating the power within society, and is an integral part of state government. The author of the article, citing historical examples, retraces the conversion of an auxiliary operation into universal technology of power with its distinctive features and with its specific language.