AskDefine | Define centralism

Dictionary Definition

centralism n : the political policy of concentrating power in a central organization

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  1. a system that centralizes, especially an administration of some kind


a system that centralizes




Extensive Definition

Centralization (or centralisation) is the process by which the activities of an organization, particularly those regarding decision-making, become concentrated within a particular location and/or group.
In political science, this refers to the concentration of a government's power - both geographically and politically, into a centralized government.
centralism in Bosnian: Centralizacija
centralism in Czech: Centralismus
centralism in German: Zentralisation
centralism in French: Centralisme
centralism in Croatian: Centralizacija
centralism in Dutch: Centralisme
centralism in Japanese: 中央集権
centralism in Norwegian: Sentralisering
centralism in Polish: Centralizacja
centralism in Russian: Централизация и децентрализация
centralism in Slovenian: Centralizem
centralism in Serbo-Croatian: Centralizacija
centralism in Swedish: Centralisering
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