Shifting the Balance of Power


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Shifting the Balance of Power

A phrase used by the UK Secretary of State for Health in his speech at the 2001 launch of the Modernisation Agency, referring to the planned reforms and performance improvements contained in the NHS Plan.
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The momentum that has driven the UK's liberalising approach to EU discussions on free movement of services or working time or even on the accession of Turkey - could also be slowed, crucially shifting the balance of power in the Council of Ministers.
We are in the process of shifting the balance of power between corporate managements and shareholders," said Harvey Goldschmid of the Securities and Exchange Commission, which has put the proposal out for 60 days' public consultation.
We will strengthen communities, shifting the balance of power away from those who terrorise and disrupt the lives of hardworking people.
The 2002 electoral contest illustrated the public's discomfort with the two parties, as a third party, the Civic Action Party, won one-quarter of the votes in the legislature, shifting the balance of power into a three-way split.
There's no mistaking Liberty Belles' position: "Gun control increases violent crime by shifting the balance of power to the criminal while simultaneously disarming helpless victims.
I know that gun control increases crime by shifting the balance of power from the law abiding to the criminals,'' Maria Heil, a spokeswoman for Second Amendment Sisters, told supporters.
The global communications revolution unleashed by new technologies and deregulation is rapidly shifting the balance of power from service providers to consumers, according to a new Ernst & Young study, entitled The Connected Society: Winning the Battle for the Customer The exhaustive poll of CEOs and other leaders documents a profound restructuring of the communications industry focused on addressing customer needs more rapidly and effectively in an era of new services and increased competition.
Whether it's Zapatista women in Mexico demanding an equal role for women within the state of militarism in their country, or the thousands of women who will demonstrate their consumerism by buying Margaret Atwood's latest book at their local women's bookstore, women are using their influence every day in ways that are subtly shifting the balance of power on our planet.
In civil and criminal cases this is an important factor in shifting the balance of power to the rich, undermining the fundamental point of a democratically selected jury: that real people from all walks of life can be trusted to reach the right decision most of the time.
Consolidation among regional classified advertising portals is growing, along with the incursion of major multinational classified companies from outside the region that is shifting the balance of power between traditionally family-owned companies.
They used the parliament for shifting the balance of power and isolating the KDP, then attempting to change the governing system temperamentally according to their own political interest, claiming that they'll turn Kurdistan into a "field of promoting democracy, eliminating the hurdles before achieving the personal, historical and political wishes.
He quickly surmises that tribal leader Veeraiyya (Vikram) rules the area with an iron fist, shifting the balance of power towards the weak and the poor.