recentralization

noun re·cen·tral·i·za·tion \ (ˌ)rē-ˌsen-trə-lə-ˈzā-shən \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of recentralization

plural recentralizations
: the concentration of power in a central authority that had previously been delegated to regional and local authorities
  • These problems are well known in China, as are potential solutions, such as a recentralization of enforcement authority away from local governments …
  • —Benjamin van Rooij and Alex Wang

First Known Use of recentralization

1895

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