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tr.v. frac·tion·al·ized, frac·tion·al·iz·ing, frac·tion·al·iz·es
To divide into separate parts or sections: conflicting interests that tend to fractionalize a society.

frac′tion·al·i·za′tion (-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
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(ˈfrækʃənəˌlaɪz) or


vb (tr)
to break into separate parts
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(ˈfræk ʃə nlˌaɪz)

v.t., v.i. -ized, -iz•ing.
to divide or splinter into fractions.
frac`tion•al•i•za′tion, n.
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The contention that greater societal fractionalization is associated with lower Egalitarianism is consistent with Alesina and LaFerrara (2005) who conclude that people in highly fractionalized societies are less altruistic and less supportive of populist endeavors.
In fact, Ezcurra and Rodriguez-Pose (201 3, 201 4b) and Lessmann (2014) find a positive link between ethnic fractionalization and regional Inequality.
However, certain causes were also emphasized in the current study including inequality, ethnic fractionalization, domestic conflict, corruption, foreign involvement, illiteracy, legal uncertainties, poverty and unemployment.
Salam believes that the United States is a country with an economy and not the other way around, and he is not alone when he writes about how immigration diminishes social cohesion, reduces solidarity, produces fractionalization, racializes society, tears us apart as a nation, and a lot of other imprecise social criticisms that are impossible to refute.
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0.748 ** 0.566 * 1.03 ** (0.327) (0.338) (0.410) Fractionalization -0.009 -0.104 -0.109 (0.153) (0.120) (0.163) Urban (= 1) 0.036 0.058 -0.037 (0.025) (0.030) * (0.035) Density 0.030 * 0.047 ** -0.012 (0.017) (0.023) (0.015) Avg rent 0.002 -0.158 -0.280 (0.327) (0.591) (0.201) Avg family income 0.586 *** 0.467 ** 0.191 (0.193) (0.191) (0.226) S.D.
Staveren and Pervaiz (2015) investigated the impact of ethnic fractionalization on social cohesion and suggested that it is social exclusion which is the threat to social cohesion rather than diversity.
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Speaking with journalists in Ilorin on Tuesday during a book launch of a 640-page autobiography of a former Leader of the Kwara state House of Assembly, Chief Wole Oke, titled, 'Omopeninun, The Myth, The Reality,' the APC stalwart said that crisis of fractionalization would definitely affect fortune of any party, adding that it is the duty of the party to control such crisis when it arises.
That the amendment to the section 20 of the Elections Act, 2017 be made as an Ordinance to bring the sub-rule (5) of rule 10 of Election Rules, 2017 into the main text of Act, and for blocking the fractionalization at the district level and clarifying the administrative boundaries north, clock wise and zigzag as well as cognate matters;