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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They would do this with the aim of planting the seeds of division, balkanization and rupture, every time signs of a crisis would loom on the horizon.
today as they were hundreds of years ago, all due to the legacy of Balkanization.
It would offer the advantage of providing a means of delinking federal employee pay from congressional pay and would bring some order to the chaos that has resulted from the balkanization of the civil service over the last two decades.
Instead, racial, ethnic and cultural groups have remained largely distinct, separate societal entities that come together only by design, a phenomenon known as Balkanization.
His installation implies balkanization on physical, biographical, and political levels.
This survey reveals the key determinant of the type of individualized consideration that the Court requires in a given context: its judgment about how the use of racial criteria will likely impact racial balkanization in America over the long run.
Balkanization worked in an analogous situation in Bosnia.
Q: How can Catholicism be a bulwark against individualism and the balkanization of culture?
While lauding the courage and determination of Iraqis who participated in those elections, he points out that an American decision to insist on a national proportional representation election, instead of encouraging cross-ethnic and cross-confessional tickets to emerge in localities around the nation, made the results yet another step towards a balkanization of Iraq on strictly communal lines.
Such balkanization is at the heart of Johnson's critique--he is clearly interested in relocating sports poetry into the mainstream arguments of contemporary poetry.