americanisation


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americanisation

(1) A commonly used term for the shift in popular culture, technology, business practices or politics, which is influenced by the American “style”.
(2) A popular term for the transition of a social healthcare model to American-type managed care model, with requirements for preauthorisation.
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In identifying an Americanisation of British games, Tiga has rallied support for higher tax breaks for UK developers.
a sense of the imminent Americanisation of the world'.
But as Norman Stone has argued, one person's positive experience of the breakdown of all the old pecking orders was another's idea of Americanisation, and had to be resisted.
I am concerned about the increasing Americanisation of Britain.
It also found there had been an 'Americanisation' of European pay awards, with major institutions paying bonuses in stock options as well as cash.
Napier Scott chief executive, Shaun Springer, said, 'The latest bonus round has witnessed the Americanisation of European pay awards with every major institution surveyed paying bonuses in stock options and cash.'
A Midland solicitor has highlighted the 'Americanisation' of the legal system after his practice successfully defended a fast-food chain in a hot drinks case.
Mr Cornfield, from the law firm of Davies Lavery, based in King Edward House, New Street, said: 'I call it the Americanisation of our legal system because in 1994 somebody almost got pounds 3 million, which was later cut to pounds 500,000, from a similar case to this.
It's part of the current Americanisation of the capital, which includes TGI Friday's on the corner of Castle Street and Rose Street.
Saturday, August 25: Mozambique, a showcase for Americanisation.
Council finance director David Robertson blamed the move on a "Americanisation" of the way people view liability.

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