Are the Gülen-inspired institutions and SMOs centralized?

In centralized organizations, power resides in a single leader, or a central committee, and local chapters have little autonomy.

The Gülen Movement is not organized in that way. The SMOs and institutions in the Gülen Movement contribute to the educational, social, and financial wellbeing of the wider society. Some of them are in formal chains of institutions but not centralized. This decentralization is not a negative reaction to political or administrative centralization. Movement participants do not perceive the existence of any centralized committee or organization and there is therefore no rank–file relationship or discontent with such a committee.

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