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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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Ironically, the Indian National Congress that stood for a centralised state throughout its negotiations with the AIML, and rejected even the final effort for a united India - the Cabinet Mission Plan - because it envisaged a confederation of powerful units, went on to give adequate powers to its states after independence.
In doing so, he chooses to ignore the other great Welsh socialist traditions, which while equally as radical were distinctly suspicious of the concept of centralised state control.
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This is obviously a framework for a highly centralised state in which virtually any decision of a member state can easily be overruled.
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There can be no return to the old constitutional status quo, where the United Kingdom was one of the most centralised states in the developed world.
port of men late noa "There can be no return to the old constitutional status quo, where the United Kingdom was one the most centralised states in the developed world.
Fourth, Arab countries are mostly centralised states with a dominant public sector and, with few exceptions, weak private enterprise.
Certainly, it has been demonstrated that the witch-hunts, the great irrational and violent craze that afflicted Europe during the early modern period, were much less frequent in centralised states such as England or Spain than in the small, personalised prince-bishoprics of Germany.
When minority groups feel oppressed or deem that their rights are restricted by centralised states in which they live, they are drawn to notions of autonomy or federalism so that they can better exercise their rights.