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 first configuration favors an open, diverse, cooperative society that honors mutual respect, while the second would balkanize society into sectarian and ideologica enclaves divided by dogma, suspicion, distrust, and bigotry.
TEHRAN (FNA)- While Turkey has dreams to re-establish itself as the Ottoman Empire by grabbing Syrian territories, US warhawks are planning to balkanize Syria into different "buffer zones;" however, Moscow has upset both Washington and Ankara's applecart, Salman Rafi Sheikh said.
In the first three years, says Browne, young high-fliers learn that "every accomplishment is a team accomplishment." Getting the right size of unit is important: too small, he points out, and you can "Balkanize" the company.
Although a nation-specific museum might seem to balkanize its subjects, the Neue Galerie may instead provide a welcome chance to test the questionable boundaries between the so-called fine and decorative arts--no matter the country.
"We don't want to continue to Balkanize people because this will be a merged staff," he says.
Washington and its allies are currently seeking to balkanize Syria by creating so-called "buffer zones" within the country, Bangkok-based geopolitical researcher Tony Cartalucci underscores, Sputnik reported.
We urge our fellow Nigerians not to be enemies of good governance and we also wish to reiterate that the general public should discountenance the activities of certain elements whose stock in trade is to destabilize and balkanize the country to the peril of peace, unity and well being of Nigerians.'
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- American physician and peace activist Dahlia Wasfi believes that the US government has hypocritically turned a blind eye to the suffering of the people of Bahrain under the oppression and crackdown by the Al Khalifa regime, while using the unrest in Syria to Balkanize and disintegrate the country and further its agenda for the Greater Middle East.
Vouchers would also further balkanize schools; more middle class parents would flee, leaving poorer kids in a system with less money and less public support.
Diversity is also under ideological attack as a politically correct con game that balkanizes newsrooms, rewards tribalism, and dumbs down journalism.
The Clinton approach in fact balkanizes American medicine, and it doesn't really make administration simpler or save much money.