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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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Opposing the idea that this was a battle for authority between two irreconcilable and incommensurate polities, there is evidence of "accommodation, co-option, and negotiation" (p.
This flexibility was shown in the proposal made by Me Chedli Ben Younes, on behalf of the plaintiffs, at the beginning of the talks, on the re-organisation of the congress on the basis of the decisions rendered by the court and the regulations of the LTDH which has evolved, he said, towards acceptance by plaintiffs of the merger and co-option principles.
Afghanistan's recent history has shown that the co-option of self-appointed strongmen and commanders in the government has backfired.
the Company statute, have appointed by way of co-option Mr.
Throughout the past five decades the US made full use of this political phenomenon and its approach towards it differed widely, ranging from alliance to co-option to confrontation.
The Israeli manipulation of the Palestinian leadership and its co-option during the Oslo process, with the consent of the international community, undermined that leadership, and led directly to the popularity of Hamas that ultimately secured its election victory in 2006.
Our concerns do not just relate to the co-option of religion by candidates for public office.
That's why we had the opportunism of a trip to Iraq where our soldiers were used to dress the set for a pre-election announcement on troop numbers, the co-option of slogans such as British jobs for British workers which a man as intelligent as the Prime Minister must wince every time he deploys.
This story carries shades of co-option by a dictatorial regime in promoting national unity, and control by commercial interests in pursuit of profits, but McCann insists that popular music in Brazil existed between these two poles.
He discusses how its reasonably stable monarchical system has allowed the halting development of civil society and maintained control through the skilful co-option of opponents rather than heavy-handed reliance on its secret police.
Ruiz, from the early years of his 40 year bishopric as part of those who first articulated the theology of liberation in a gathering in Medellin in 1968, the one the people called Papa, taught, wrote and preached liberation, challenging the Vatican's co-option and dilution of the terms of that debate.
The BHB's site, which includes reference to ``promotions and products from racecources'' in the Go Racing section, is still showing a list of boardmeeting attendees that makes no mention of Rupert Arnold's co-option for the NTF, which was sanctioned nearly four months ago.