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1 A division in society due to political or partisan allegiance; see Kitschelt (1992) Pol. & Soc. 20, 1 on cleavage development in post-communist eastern Europe, and Secor (2001) Polit. Geog. 20, 5 on socio-political cleavages in Turkey.

2 The ability of a rock to split along a cleavage plane.

Subjects: Social Sciences — Earth Sciences and Geography.


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