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devolution

Politics a transfer or allocation of authority, esp from a central government to regional governments or particular interests
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Though devolution in the Northwest Territories has taken place relatively peacefully, there are some ripples in the devolutionary pool.
Mr Jackson also teaches Devolutionary British Fiction 1940 to the Present.
They find that a devolutionary spiral and shrinking tax base have lead to tremendous dysfunction in tax policy.
The chapter on dancing has much to say about Playford and devolutionary and evolutionary theories about country dancing.
This was previously seen as the mark of an inferior tradition, but in what is now known as the devolutionary period this changed.
Since winning over India will be central to ensuring that the UPR Report is not a negative one, the regime is also likely to make the usual empty overtures to Delhi including new devolutionary promises.
Consider the devolutionary paths forged by MTV and TLC, both of which have veered so far off course from their founding mission statements that we've all but forgotten what their initials originally stood for.
AS a devolutionary gesture, few come bigger than plans to merge three public bodies in Wales into a new super bells-and-whistles green organisation.
However, he helpfully notes that sphere sovereignty is not merely devolutionary but that it also recognizes spheres with "irreducible identities" (18) as performing independent tasks.
3) Indeed, the Program's promise can be found largely in what Professor Alexander identifies as its "new governance" elements--namely, its broadly collaborative, devolutionary design.
Fortoul introduced this project in true devolutionary spirit: "Malheureusement ces richesses, que le temps emporte chaque jour, disparaitront bientot, si l'on ne s'empresse de recueillir tant de temoignages touchants de la gloire et des malheurs de notre patrie.
If Colley's volume heralded the devolutionary reforms of recent years and Schama's was a sunny account for a millennium's bright beginning, Clark's is one for grim realities.