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  • noun Alternative capitalization of Balkanization


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  • The term balkanization comes from the name of the Balkan Peninsula, which was divided into several small nations in the early twentieth century.


  • The curious notion that in balkanization, protectionism and parochialism there is strength, flies in the face of history.

    The Economy and the Constitution: Getting it Right

  • Let's be clear: Israeli strategic planners such as Oded Yinon have called the balkanization of the entire middle east in order to make way for "Greater Israel".

    Dissident Voice

  • Feinstein said the intelligence community needs "a strong leader" or else the "balkanization" of the 16 agencies that make it up will continue.

    Obama's intelligence nominee says he won't be a 'hood ornament'

  • "You could argue that recent immigration is creating a kind of balkanization," Lichter said.

    Influx of Immigrants Alters Mating Game | Impact Lab

  • The sense in which “multiculturalism” deserves to be used as a pejorative is that which entails a kind of balkanization of public norms, with different rules and standards applying to different groups — the sense in which both the citizenry and the individual citizen dissolve into a crazy-quilt of intermediate identities.

    Sister Mary Margaret Has Two Mommies

  • Algeria's refusal to open its frontier with Morocco and to normalize relations contributed to the danger of a "balkanization" in North

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • It is like a college mixer where no one mixes-and it is leading, in the view of Troy Duster, a Berkeley sociologist, to the "balkanization" of campus life.

    Race On Campus: Failing The Test?

  • Every 3rd word he types about NCs is "balkanization"... here's a clue, Lew -- most people under 40 don't KNOW what that reference means.

    NC's Taking Power? Greg Nelson weighs in

  • It is essentially draining our political parties that have been so foundational in our society, in terms of maintaining stability and avoiding the kind of balkanization, fractionalizing of political discourse, political debate and the like in the political process.

    CNN Transcript Mar 24, 2002


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  • Kind of an ugly concept, too.

    September 30, 2007

  • What an ugly word. Absolutely hideous.

    September 29, 2007