Problem

Fragmentationist ideology

Other Names:
Salami syndrome
Nature:

The "salami syndrome" is the division of the whole into smaller constituent parts to render it more acceptable.

Claim:

Fragmentationist ideology has taken over the the UK. Examples are many: the Post Office (mail split from parcels split from "counter services"); every county has its local education and local health authorities; urban transport (packaged off and privatized, and in the case of railways, separating the track from station, stations and track from trains, trains from each other). This arises from a predisposition to neglect social factors, which sees the whole as no more than the sum of the parts of which it consists – there is no wood, only trees; there is no London Transport, only buses 13, 14, 15, the Piccadilly line, and so on.

 

Broader Problems:
Fragmentation
Related Problems:
Reductionism
Deconstruction
Strategies:
Fragmenting
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Subject(s):
Pathology
Date of last update
07.12.2017 – 13:47 CET