Noun Centralism Definition and Examples







The control of different activities and organizations under a single authority.
  1. 'There is still too much centralism - all roads do indeed lead to Brussels - and wastage and inefficiency have not been removed from the administrative systems.'
  2. 'It was this utter commitment to the film school and the film industry that cemented my loyalty to him even when, like so many of his supporters, I was shaken by his other policies, especially his centralism.'
  3. 'Consider that seminal and catastrophic event that inaugurated the era of mass politics, bureaucratic centralism, and the ideological state - the French Revolution.'
  4. 'Instead, the ideologues of centralism are always trying to make local government independent of the state governments, the better to trample on regional differences.'
  5. '‘Real evidence is growing that some of New Labour's trademark centralism is being replaced by a more open, more honest and more grown-up approach to politics’.'
  6. 'Ultimately, this new centralism strengthened the authority of the Church, while the revival of popular forms of religious practice (such as the veneration of saints) further increased its appeal.'
  7. 'This, evidently, was a variation on the theme of democratic centralism, but seemed to acknowledge that more democracy and less centralism might be an improvement.'
  8. 'They were opposed by a Conservative party, which supported royal absolutism and bureaucratic centralism.'
  9. 'In France, faced with the tradition of (so-called) Jacobin centralism and with strong assimilationist tendencies, there is a long way to go.'
  10. 'It would be very foolish of those who control the painting, no matter how fragile its state, to allow it to become a symbol of Spanish centralism.'
((n.) The state or condition of being central; the combination of several parts into one whole; centralization.|--|(n.) The system by which power is centralized, as in a government.|--|)


1. a centralizing system; centralization.


"rights can have centralisms."
"democracies can have centralisms."
"days can have centralisms."
"communities can have centralisms."
"centralisms can be from statutes."
"centralisms can be from organizations."

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