administrative division

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Noun1.administrative division - a district defined for administrative purposesadministrative division - a district defined for administrative purposes
borough - one of the administrative divisions of a large city
canton - a small administrative division of a country
city - an incorporated administrative district established by state charter; "the city raised the tax rate"
commune - the smallest administrative district of several European countries
country, land, state - the territory occupied by a nation; "he returned to the land of his birth"; "he visited several European countries"
county - (United States) the largest administrative district within a state; "the county plans to build a new road"
county palatine - the territory of a count palatine
department - the territorial and administrative division of some countries (such as France)
district, territorial dominion, territory, dominion - a region marked off for administrative or other purposes
federal district - a district set apart as the seat of government of a federation
reservation, reserve - a district that is reserved for particular purpose
school district - a district whose public schools are administered together
shire - a former administrative district of England; equivalent to a county
municipality - an urban district having corporate status and powers of self-government
prefecture - the district administered by a prefect (as in France or Japan or the Roman Empire)
province, state - the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation; "his state is in the deep south"
township, town - an administrative division of a county; "the town is responsible for snow removal"
ward - a district into which a city or town is divided for the purpose of administration and elections
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The special focus section looks at regional citizenship as a possible tool for including new minorities in subnational entities.
Description : To help enhance fiscal management and public investment in subnational entities (paragraph 1.
In comparison, few studies on ESF have examined the role and influence of subnational entities in the decision-making process for allocating these resources or the perception of local public and private actors regarding policy goals and implementation.
Within several federal or decentralized states, subnational entities have taken the initiative to develop a sustainable development policy (Bruyninckx, Happaerts and Van den Brande 2012).
By extending tax-exempt status to the public debt instruments of select subnational entities abroad, the United States could provide a promising investment opportunity for U.
Just as the indebtedness of Greece can adversely affect the European Union, so can the financial distress of cities and states within the United States have contagion effects on other subnational entities and the national government itself.
Treating transnational agreements among subnational governmental entities as a more meaningful part of the creation of the international law of climate change--even if that part is not a formal one--opens up space for the mutual pressure on both nation-states and subnational entities described above.
Subnational entities, such as provinces, federatestates and municipalities also benefit from various political opportunity structures that have emerged from globalization processes.
Indeed, except for cases of decentralized systems involving substantial grants to the central budget from foreign and subnational entities, (8) the composite ratio can be expressed as the following:
The real work when it comes to fighting climate change will often be done by federated or subnational entities, regions and so on.
Professors Williams and Tarr's introductory essay (Robert E Williams & G Alan Tarr, "Subnational Constitutional Space: A View from the States, Provinces, Regions, Lander, and Cantons" 3) examines, from a comparative law perspective, the question of how subnational entities are recognized (or tolerated) in national constitutions or constitutional space.