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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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centralismcen‧tral‧is‧m /ˈsentrəlɪzəm/ noun [uncountable]  PGa way of governing a country or controlling an organization in which one group has power and tells people in other places what to do
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centralismThe defining elements of Pilkingtons' management culture had been technical excellence and centralism.Its recent congress broke from democratic centralism and Marxism-Leninism.The transference of the principle of democratic centralism from party to state organization further weakens accountability and the role of elected bodies.He and Self devoted infinite pains to making this democratic centralism work.Democratic centralism is alive and well.What will that newly defined concept mean in terms of moving either closer to or further away from centralism?He was far removed from the centralism embodied by his predecessors Ernest Bevin and Arthur Deakin.
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