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1. Having many centers, especially of authority or control.
2. Having several central parts, as a chromosome with multiple centromeres.
A polycentric chromosome.

pol′y·cen′trism n.


(Biology) biology a type of chromosome
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The Russian diplomat underlined that the West, "worried by the loss of its influence, is desperate to maintain its hegemony and hinder the objective process of the shaping of a new polycentric world order, restrain the development of new world centers, including Russia.
These are polycentric, ethnocentric and geocentric.
They discuss ABC--Austria, Bloomington, Chicago: political economy the Ostrom way; the Ostroms and Hayek as theorists of complex adaptive systems: commonality and complementarity; a practical approach to understanding: the possibilities and limitations of applied work in political economy; the organizational evolution of the American National Red Cross: an Austrian and Bloomington approach to organizational growth and expansion; covenant and moral psychology in polycentric orders; the autonomy of the political within political economy; and innovation as a collective action challenge.
Emphasising that international relations are undergoing profound transformations at present, the Russian envoy said, "We see India with its democratic ideals as a natural partner in building a polycentric and fair world order based on the rule of law.
One of the things that made African dance unique was the fact that it was always polycentric i.
As these institutional arrangements exist across scale, the notion of polycentric governance (Ostrom 1999, Ostrom 2010) is used to examine the larger socioeconomic and political context that shape forest access and tenure security prior to REDD+ implementation.
The initial contribution by Ostrom, Tiebout, and Warren (1961: 831) defines polycentric governance as follows:
From the perspective of network theory advanced in Politics as a Peculiar Business, policy centralization is depicted as an evolutionary transition from polycentric to increasingly monocentric arrangements of political offices.
It is good news because of his clear vision of the complexities of the current international situation, and of its evolution toward a polycentric, post-Western world.
In understanding a polycentric Asia with no uniformity in terms of geopolitics and culture, each country is a separate world to itself, according to Fukuyama.
Lahore being the largest populated city of Punjab havinga monocentric and dense urban structure has changed during the last several years, preliminary analysis showed that Lahore has sprawl type of urban form whereas Muridkey, Kasur, Sharaqpur, Pattoki and Ferozewala have different types of urban forms varying from polycentric to monocentric.