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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It also faces external challenges; co-option by or possible confrontation with the regime and competition in religious influence from the Salafis.
It is an established political theory that large, monolithic political cultures offer little space for group-differentiated and diverse political activity or discourse, eventually leading to compliance and co-option of dissidents.
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.
We want you to think about the fears of co-option and to apply and develop, where necessary, a WILPF analysis.
Iran's belligerent and unhelpful role in Afghanistan and Iraq is worrisome, particularly with reports indicating their co-option of those governments at senior levels.
No more co-option of feminism by single-issue heterosexual women and men who think they have any idea what it means to be a woman in the real world.
The AGM will be open to the public and any member of the charity can apply to be a trustee, non-members should apply to the trustees for co-option.
It was hard not to consider this history of excess, lost purpose and co-option walking into the Hotel Vernon Friday night for the release party of "The Syntactic," a CD by Worcester rapper Siddharthveda and a collection of other Worcester hip-hop artists, including rappers Eel Rat, Elote Villanueva, Lauren Monroe, Mingo and Cha-Cha Connor.
Another major obstacle is the indecisiveness of the country's opposition, which co-existed with the ruling party in Yemen for years, and which seems incapable of operating in any way other than government co-option.
This co-option of people on the fringes has worked as a safety valve by giving them hope and realization that they too have a stake in the democratic process.
As the author concludes at one point (227), the development of Neapolitan festivities "shows the co-option of popular celebrations by elite civil and clerical powers .
It also pointed out the crucial importance of further anchoring sound democratic practice, promoting the partnership and co-option of people in the decision-making process.