Co-Optation


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Co-Optation

 

the bringing of new members into an elected collegial body through that body’s decision, without holding additional elections. As a rule the co-optation is subsequently confirmed at a general meeting of the organization as a whole.

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This result may suggest that Beijing plays a more dominant role in the formation of political connections--that serve Beijing's co-optation needs rather than the interests of powerful firms that may have a desire to "capture" the state.
A larger problem than the risk of co-optation is that the total money available from government grant competitions, while impressive in absolute terms, is small relative to the size of the Russian population and its "Third Sector", as Russians refer to their nonprofits.
However, this compassionate language makes possible various other technologies of power--makes possible the silencing, co-optation, and corporatization of others.
I want to argue that the co-optation of camp by the mainstream (and vice versa) does not necessarily deprive camp of its 'radical/ progressive/critical' potential identified in its pre-Stonewall coded manifestations.
By way of warning, he cites the co-optation of black liberal preachers into the Democratic Party in the post-civil rights period and of white conservative ones into the Republican Party of Reagan and Ralph Reed.
Finally, the use of co-optation could be desirable if the controlled counterpart would be otherwise dysfunctional.
Occupying the centre often brings with it the inevitable danger of institutional co-optation, but even the most cursory glance at the actual work done in gender studies confronts us with its radical difference from the scholarship produced in any other moment of our history.
Co-operation for mutual benefit is good - sneaky and stealthy co-optation to continental Europe is evil.
Control of radio and popular music through censorship and co-optation were two means through which the regime sought to promote its nationalist ideology.
Parker describes the expansion of poor relief and its eventually co-optation by municipal governments during the later middle ages in Dordrecht, Harlaam, Delft, Leiden, Amsterdam, and Gouda.
Coercive seduction and co-optation lead to resentment and hinder the prospect for economic and political stability.
The problem with these nuclei of myth was that in their survival in the new code, that is, through their co-optation by the Qur an (and the subsequent dogmatizing tradition), they were put to the service of a rhetoric that was almost inimical to 'narrative' itself - this despite the qur anic claim that there they are being told in the best of narrative ways" (p.