- a centralizing system; centralization.
Origin of centralism
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There is also an expectation of centralism, and thus hierarchy and discipline.
They are an expression of accepted hierarchy and centralism to the degree that these could be rendered relative as need required.
The civilization of illiteracy requires alternatives to centralism, hierarchy, sequentiality, and determinism in politics.
Nevertheless, this subsumation does not follow the patterns of centralism and the hierarchy of literacy.
Centralism, to be successful and powerful, required the levelling of the differences of speech and of race.
- the principle or act of bringing something under central control; centralization
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