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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The deputy governor of the Bank of England, Andrew Bailey, said that the international banking system was becoming increasingly 'balkanised'.
The second corollary is that, using its newfound strength, Africa can start bargaining seriously through the WTO and other forums for a more equal dispensation in world trade, something which in its present state (other than South Africa), balkanised and beholden to aid donors, it can not do.
Iraq won't become Balkanised because an army of occupation (codename: `peacekeeping force') will see to it that it doesn't do anything that might mess up the pipelines.
Stripped of Scottish seats in the House of Commons if Britain was Balkanised, Gordon Brown may have gone down in the record books as Labour's last ever Premier.
Far from being "balkanised", as stated by Ian Lucas, UK broadcasting evolved into what is arguably the best in the world.
Second, as the Europeans planned their hasty and forced departure from Africa at the end of the colonial era, they saw to it that Africa was cruelly balkanised. Note that the same principle was deployed when the settler whites in South Africa established their Bantustan system--for which stooge leaders were easily found.
IDENTITY cards are on the political agenda and Home Secretary David Blunkett had better get used to the idea that his boss has for ever balkanised UK plc.
The result is that our school system is being needlessly balkanised, and in the process we are wasting money and worst of all wasting children's time.
It would be Balkanised. Wales and Scotland would gang up on England.