Balkanization

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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’
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Nash is passionate about the need for unbounded, honest, intentional religious dialogue on campus, so that religion and religious life in the university may not be fragmented and Balkanized but rather revitalized to the benefit of the campus community.
The conflicting maze of state regulations that limit free commerce in wine creates precisely the balkanized market the U.
It is a $25 billion business today that is poised to grow to more than $47 billion over the next five years by helping the increasingly mobile population find and connect with other people or businesses in a fast-changing, technologically balkanized world.
Companies without a long tradition of commonization are Balkanized.
Among the problems FERC seeks to ameliorate through its SMD are: the balkanized American transmission grid that limits access to cheaper power in many areas, pricing that doesn't reflect the true value of generating assets, and the lack of demand responsiveness at the retail customer level.
What distinguished the editorial policy of Radical Software from other accounts of video in the '70s-- whose positions have been progressively balkanized by art and media historians alike--was its demonstration that works of video art like Wipe Cycle are structurally identical to video activism as practiced by Raindance and other community video collectives like Videofreex or Global Village.
Rather, they serve as GAAMA incentives to direct the order flow to controlled, offshore, balkanized, or underground market that is the low-cost point of sale.
Over the long term, we need to consolidate the nation's balkanized food-safety oversight into one strong agency.
But, if current trends continue, the nation will become increasingly Balkanized and divided, with more and more gated communities and isolated suburbs.
If Indonesia does become Balkanized, it could become Singapore and Australia's Kosovo/Bosnia.
As Massing points out, New York City has an appallingly balkanized drug treatment system with no central intake office.
We have come from an environment of considerable regulation in in the banking industry which basically balkanized the US financial services industry and we are in the midst of a process running10-15 years now of trying to get to economic size," he said.