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 also want to ensure the start of a new Balkanization process in Asia, including Turkey, after the coup in Egypt.
He further added that these developments could also lead to a situation where one could also face "Balkanization of the Internet" if agreed rules of international engagement did not emerge as a binding international compact that encompassed states and other entities who controlled the underlying hardware.
In Nigeria, he argues, this social construction of the nation has in many ways failed, in large part due to the conscious efforts at nation-building that have resulted in increased balkanization from efforts to counter fears of majority tyranny.
It is no coincidence that the map of this balkanization and fragmentation nearly corresponds to the horizontal line between the two worlds: that of Arab countries with African roots and identities in the North, and that of African countries with profound Arab connections in the South.
In his book, Ion Grumeza ambitiously sets about "to fill a gap with authoritative material on how the process of Balkanization came about, to separate fact from fiction and trace the patterns of ethnic and cultural life that originated fifteen centuries ago." (p.
This seems like a nice thing, as long as fashion-world balkanization isn't totally abolished: As you can see from our custom-built image, the rise of the foot-length maxi skirt as this summer's defining silhouette has some potentially dangerous implications if you are fearful of a hipster-hasidic supernova-esque clash.
The Moroccan autonomy initiative is backed by the majority of deputies at the US Congress, for whom the autonomy project under the Moroccan sovereignty is the unique and feasible solution to the issue, she recalled, noting that the implementation of the Sahara autonomy plan will guarantee security and stability in the Sahel region and north Africa and avert balkanization, extremism and terrorism.
One of the outcomes of the way FERPA has frequently been interpreted was the Balkanization of student support services that exist on a university campus, particularly at large universities.
We don't want Balkanization of Europe, but Europeanization of the Balkans.
AaAaAa "It has a strategic dimension since it aims to achieve development and Maghreb integration, ensure security and stability in the Sahel, the Sahara and North Africa, and prevent balkanization, extremism and terrorism," pointed out HM the king.
"Although my comments on Iran were taken out of context, I regret any concern they might have caused," Harman said after she was accused of supporting the "Balkanization" of Iran.
In 2005, leaders convened in Paris to figure out how to overcome this balkanization. The High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness, which met in Accra, Ghana, in early September, was designed to follow up on that meeting and assess progress toward the goals and concluded, like the U.N.