The subdivision of a department in a hospital or academic institution—e.g., internal medicine—into specialized fields—e.g., cardiology, dermatology, nephrology, neurology, et al—each having its own separate administration, staff, and ‘turf’
India could exploit the situation and work towards the balkanisation of Pakistan particularly in the aftermath of the recently concluded joint strategy between Washington and Delhi," The News quoted Khan, as saying.
And will Mr Hain please explain why Balkanisation - the fulfilment of national hopes by the dissolution of a large and centralised state - is a bad thing, but Balticisation - the fulfilment of national hopes etc - is a good thing?
AaAaAa "The aim is to achieve development and preserve stability, instead of succumbing to the temptation of hegemony, balkanisation and the fabrication of fragile entities, which not only hamper progress, but are also incompatible with today's world of powerful blocs," HM the king concluded.
Zardari's spokesman Farhatullah Babar quoted him, as saying that the conspirators had planned to postpone elections indefinitely and to provoke the PPP workers to take to the streets on that fateful day to hasten the process of balkanisation.
Traffic, transport and movements of people are no respecters of artificial boundaries, and the question has to be asked how Balkanisation of the conurbation-wide transport function could possibly help.