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There is a problem about assuming somebody else resolves the problems and there is certainly a problem about centralised state provision as the solution to everything.
He has vowed to implement a range of reforms, which would cede some power in the highly centralised state to opposition groups and remove the Ba'ath party from its omnipotent role in public life.
While the arbitrary removal of chief ministers was one factor, it was a combination of concerns over economic opportunities, political representation, cultural grievances and historical injustices that fuelled regional nationalisms to challenge the overly centralised state.
The two main areas of weakness are transparency and independence from centralised state control.
It is difficult to believe that a president, who is a supporter of the strong, centralised state, would want municipalities with greater autonomy and more powers.
A highly centralised state in which power is concentrated in Baghdad would be more vulnerable to a military/fascist coup d'etat through which the Sunni Arab elites could seize power when and if the opportunity arises.
In a statement, he said the accusations were "apparently part of an official Russian policy to silence criticism and strengthen ever further a centralised state power".
He said: "People don't want a minimalist state, nor the old centralised state.
It may be unfair and even untrue, but the police are now perceived by many to be part of the apparatus of a centralised state, enforcing the will of government.
He exposed the desolate inhumanity of their oppressive, centralised state and he did so from the perspective of democratic socialism.
A radical decentralisation is indeed needed as England is by far the most centralised state in western Europe despite the recent fanfare over localism, City Deals and local growth funds.
The document agreed on the principle of changing the structure of the country from a centralised state into a united state composed of semi-autonomous regions.