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Centralization

 

in biology, the evolutionary development of a single organ or a single organic system formed by the union of individual cells, tissues, or organs that perform related functions. An example of centralization is the concentration of diffusely distributed nerve cells into nerve trunks in the turbellarians; another example is the development of the vertebrates’ kidney from the metameric nephridia of the cephalochordata. Centralization is usually associated with the broadening and intensification of functions.

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As a result, when overly centralised states like Pakistan try to erase social and political differences within a diverse society like theirs, in the name of creating a 'true Pakistani', the project is bound to be challenged.
Rebah believes "re-industrialisation" should be driven by centralised state decisions with the intervention of public companies, and calls for a long-term plan combining incentives and coercive measures.
There is a continuum from a highly centralised state to a highly decentralised, almost confederal state and we all need to find the right balance that commands consensus amongst all those within, even as the consensus shifts and evolves.
A centralised state, with all the sensible and wise answers is the best way to ensure the parasites of the publicly funded political class - those politicians, advisers, unions, mega-charities, lobbyists of multi-national corporations and assorted "experts" and experts' hangers-on, remain in charge.
Consequently, the Muslim Brothers have become invested in a centralised state that blocks the clamour for change from below.
There is a problem of dependency, there is a problem about assuming somebody else resolves the problems, and there's certainly a problem about centralised state provision as the solution to everything.
Another characteristic of the old Pakistan was a highly centralised state - often ruled by military strongmen - that was controlled by a Punjabi-dominated establishment in Rawalpindi/Islamabad.
Mr Clegg said: We've already identified big areas where substantial long-term savings can be made - reducing the bureaucracy of Labour's centralised state, databases and agencies, cutting the cost of politics - changing our electoral system and having 150 fewer MPs.
Top-down centralised state control, undermining social responsibility - this has been characterised in the West Midlands by a plethora of quangos and government agencies which have failed to deliver over the last 10 years of Labour misgovernment.
We may live in an increasingly centralised state where everything appears to be controlled from London but since when has the government had powers to dispose of our schools?
The centralised state intelligence networks, now headed by Saddam's second son Qusai.
He has been strong enough to let go of power from Whitehall, a process of decentralising the most centralised state in Europe.