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This means that the artistic revolution of the 1940s and 1950s has also managed to re-establish, on a new basis, the Italian perception of national identity: no longer a rigid, centralistic and unitary model which marginalizes local identities, but a frame in which the parts strengthen the whole and enrich it.
48) At theological level, the RCC's approach was also very consistent and centralistic.
On the contrary,, he wants to preserve the medieval, centralistic Roman system for all ages--even if this makes impossible the reconciliation of the Christian churches in fundamental questions.
The number and variance of proposals considered as serious alternatives to the centralistic Vidovdan Constitution of 1921 is indeed telling.