decentralization decentralization  /dɪs ˌɛn trə lɪ ˈzeɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the social process in which population and industry moves from urban centers to outlying districts
  2. (n) the spread of power away from the center to local branches or governments

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Like New York, they are trying or considering experiments in decentralization, and some of the arguments for such experiments are persuasive.
  2. Like the President, he believes in decentralization of the public broadcasting system.
  3. It involves far-reaching reforms--constitutional reform, land reform, judicial reform, civil service reform and decentralization of power.

News

  1. Cuba economy czar: Reforms entering critical phase

    HAVANA (AP) — Communist-led Cuba's experiment with limited capitalism is entering a crucial and transformative phase this year with the decentralization of bloated state-run businesses, the island's economic czar said Tuesday.
    on July 10, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. Cuba economy czar: Reforms entering critical phase - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports

    HAVANA (AP) - Cuba's economic czar says the Communist-led island's experiment with limited capitalism is entering a crucial phase this year with the decentralization of bloated state-run businesses.
    on July 9, 2013     Source: Quincy Herald-Whig

  3. Cuba's economy czar says reforms entering crucial stage of decentralization, seek efficiencies

    HAVANA — Cuba's economic czar says the Communist-led island's experiment with limited capitalism is entering a crucial phase this year with the decentralization of bloated state-run businesses.
    on July 9, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

Quotes

  1. "It's fair to say that there has been a turning back from some of the reforms that led to the decentralization of power out of the Kremlin: a strong legislature, strong free press, an independent judiciary," Rice said.
    on May 10, 2007 By: Condoleezza Rice Source: Raw Story

  2. "Decentralization of production and supplies to global markets will help ...... lower prices in the mid- to long term," Russian Finance Minister Alexey Kudrin told reporters.
    on Feb 11, 2006 By: Alexei Kudrin Source: CBS News

  3. Unfortunately, the experience Whitman describes - "At eBay, Meg learned how technology and decentralization can be harnessed to deliver powerful results" -has little to do with fixing California.
    on Jun 22, 2010 By: Meg Whitman Source: Berkeley Daily Planet

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