fractionalism


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fractionalism

(ˈfrækʃənəˌlɪzəm)
n
1. the state of being separate or inharmonious
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) politics the doctrine of a fraction of a political party, esp the Communist Party

fractionalism

the state of being nonhomogeneous or inharmonious. — fractionalization, n.
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Martin Heidegger noticed the problem of fractionalism and estrangement on the anthropological level:
Fractionalism still dominates not just our politics, but even our economy and social relations.
Others including poor education based on primary/secondary school enrolment rate, political instability, an under-developed financial sector or shallow financial depth, and a sizeable black market premium, large fiscal deficits, low infrastructure, and ethnic diversity or fractionalism.
Portfolio diversification and the formation of large capitalist consortia unifying financial, productive and commercial circuits in Bolivia unequivocally contradict THM's fractionalism, as the 'objective' line between money and productive capital is systematically being blurred by cross-shareholding structures.
But fractionalism has thwarted efforts so far to get the polymer industry to cooperate efficiently; the Ohio Polymer Enterprise Development Corp.
Table 1 Quality of Institutions in Korea, Brazil, and Turkey (1980s) Ethno-linguistic Index of Rule of Fractionalism Democracy Law Corruption Korea, Republic of 0 5 3 2.
Western feminists can learn from African women's non-governmental organizations who have consciously overlooked difference and established important coalitions across ethnic, religious, racial and other social divisions in order to build networks for peace and reconciliation in the face of fractionalism and civil war (Iripp, 2000).
This movement, really prophetic and revolutionary if we think of the state of fractionalism in which the Protestant world found itself a century ago, has appeared to these Orthodox leaders as a search by Protestants for the true Church.
It is easy to speculate that his work would have the blessing of that old man, the last emperor, who dedicated his entire life to the cause of Austria as an alternative to the twin perversities of the kleindeutsche Losung and the fatal fractionalism of rampant nationalisms.
He adds, "He can stop the fractionalism we saw in the Cowper administration - the Department of Environmental Conservation going off and doing its thing and fighting with the Department of Natural Resources, and Fish and Game doing its thing.
Given the rather specific conditions of the Lebanese socio-political development of the last few years, these traditional relations have led to a disintegration and segmentation of social structures and, specifically, to a fractionalism and separatism within the party and the state apparatus and clientelism became an overwhelming pattern not of traditionality but of social change itself (Johnson 1977).