This sums up lawful evil for me. At least in the 'minor bureaucratic' sense. Not all the evil people in the world want to completely take over the world. Some are contented in their tiny position of power that they can use to lord over those below them. Other aspire to more but still continue their ways in their current station in life. It's the little people in your life (or campaign) that create flavor. ie a mostly lawful evil society vs a mostly chaotic good society.