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regionalism

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishregionalismre‧gion‧al‧is‧m /ˈriːdʒənəlɪzəm/ noun [uncountable]  loyalty to a particular region of a country and the desire for it to be more independent politically
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regionalismThis academic flexibility of the term is reflected by the many different policy areas regionalism covers in practice.The combination of competition, regionalism, previous relevant experience and piety about public service values determined the pattern.The other positive vote was for regionalism.There is a sense, indeed, in which all planning is implicit regionalism, though the reverse is not true.But the tendency for the theoretical concerns also to shift focus and expand is evident in regionalism seen as theory.The logic of the network induces regionalism and localism.The provincial press was a strong expression of regionalism.What are the implications for the state of such contemporary issues as security, regionalism and the international character of the economy?
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