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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We believe the new structure and our increased ability to co-opt experts will allow us to deliver a swift, informed and effect voice on behalf of members.
Locke's treatise style - deliberative, reasonable, abstract - is examined as a product of the volatile times: an attempt to co-opt the valuable polemical rhetoric of "reason" and to speak of specific government affairs without inviting charges of treason.
Beetle larvae that eat the new growth co-opt the nasty compounds to protect themselves.
He said: "If they can't co-opt parish councillors how can they start co-opting members of the public?
The goal here is to co-opt workers before the recall, then let the chips fall.
APWG members, analysts and researchers have been reporting over the past year that worms and viruses heretofore used for online intramural vandalism among cracker groups were being retrofitted by phishers to co-opt Internet servers to drive their felonious enterprises.
Knowing that the black church is the most influential institution in the African-American community, the religious right has launched an all-out battle to co-opt black clergy to their antigay cause.
3: Co-opt your bureaucratic adversary by placing an operative in the highest position of authority.
The Court's decision vindicates our position and shows that we will not tolerate attempts to co-opt our valuable brand and goodwill.
Taken around the time of Cindy Sherman's earliest "Untitled Film Stills," 1977-80, the Erika pictures co-opt a range of photographic languages but evade an exacting typological survey.
The governor needs to do his part by ensuring that premiums are lowered so union shops that maintain higher standards can compete cost-effectively rather than allowing sub-standard contractors to co-opt the system.
As our industry leverages technology to drive efficiencies and improve the quality of care, our charge is to ensure today's sophisticated network threats do not compromise or co-opt the hospital's IT assets," said Steve Peterson, Director, Information Systems at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital.