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- v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of balkanise.
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The downside is that unless strong countervailing measures are taken, too much competition reinforces the existing status hierarchy, reduces institutional diversity (as all seek to be "world-class, research-led" etc), diverts resources into prestige building and branding, damages wider participation, balkanises institutions and, paradoxically, threatens quality.
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