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[mass noun] Adherence to departmental methods or structure.
- ‘Over time, the doctrine of judicial supremacy displaced departmentalism.’
- ‘And he believes it is important that civil service departments work together and that we break down departmentalism in the service so we have more teamwork and less competing interests.’
- ‘A revival of departmentalism could reverse that trend and make the court more circumspect, for the better.’
- ‘One continuing theme is lack of corporate working - an overabundance of departmentalism.’
- ‘He regards himself as the custodian and spokesman for the strategy, has strengthened the centre to counter the effects of departmentalism and promote what he calls ‘joined up government’.’
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