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self-governance

1. Self-rule; local responsibility for administration and functions of an organization, even though it is part of a larger entity.
2. A model of health care management in which the power base for decisions of patient care is decentralized. The responsibility and accountability for patient care rest directly with all levels of care providers through self-direction, self-regulation, and self-management. Advisory committees reflecting a cross section of caregivers (new graduates, experienced professionals, faculty, and managers) maintain final decision-making authority within the work setting.
See: shared governance
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Armed Kurdish militants fought back, digging trenches and erecting barricades to repel Turkish forces in an open attempt to establish self-rule across several provinces.
The rebel groups in the Two Areas and Darfur call to grant self-rule to the different Sudanese regions.
The PKK aims to establish a canton in Sinjar similar to city administrations run by the Democratic Union Party (PYD) in northern Syria, while the KRG has appeared an ardent opponent of the idea of self-rule in the city.
He said: "Those who stand for self-rule do not understand it would mean complete destruction of the economy, social programmes and life in general for the majority of the population.
These 'de-centralisation' proposals appeared in part designed to meet separatists demands for self-rule, though they differ for calls by Russia for Ukraine to adopt a "federalised" model.
Such self-rule areas are struggling to out-last Assad in what is increasingly a war of attrition.
A statement issued by President Jalal Talabani's office Thursday says the accord between leaders in Baghdad and the self-rule Kurdish region would eventually lead to the withdrawal of both sides' military forces from disputed northern areas.
The Provincial Council of the Sunni Arab region of Anbar - by far the largest of Iraq's 18 governorates in the west of the country and bordering with Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Syria - is insisting on self-rule similar to that of Kurdistan.
It sparked a mutiny and a civil war that lasted from 1955 to 1972 when the South was allowed a degree of self-rule.
backed Palestinian Authority and controls self-rule areas of the occupied West Bank.
Catalonia has its own language and culture and a large degree of self-rule.
Irbil is located in Iraq's self-rule Kurdish region about 217 miles (350 kilometers) north of Baghdad.