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a military or political union or alliance.

(1) A temporary military-political alliance of two or several states, concluded for combined operations against some other state or group of states (for example, the anti-Hitler coalition).

(2) An agreement between two or several political parties. A coalition is most frequently established so that a government can be formed with a parliamentary majority of the parties (a coalition government). In bourgeois states with a multiparty system, the coalition is widely used if none of the parties has a majority in parliament.

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More often, however, presidents seeking fundamental policy change in a polarized environment with increased tendencies toward gridlock need to move from a reactive and oppositional role to a proactive and coalitional role.
7) Although the claim to a common identity may be motivated by the desire for unity within a movement, Butler encouraged those undertaking coalitional politics to embrace fractures and ruptures in identity in order to make the broadest possible movement:
Yet the coalitional pressures created by New York's neocorporatism failed to contain politically the push for greater flexibility by the city's financial elite, and this, in turn, created a progressive-corporatist reaction in the 1990s.
According to the downlink energy-harvesting small cell network, the problem of cooperative interference management of small cells is established as a coalitional game model with transfer utility (TU).
Significantly, "at stake for" subjectless queer critique is not simply a merely interesting, expansive scholarly understanding of queerness, but the prospect of coalitional politics--the hope of directing scholarly and activist attention and care to surprising ethical and political affinities, encounters, and solidarities among differently marginalized people.
A more critical approach to coalitional presidentialism has been one focused on patronage and "promiscuous powersharing" that provides the glue holding presidential and multi-party systems together.
il=0) Reuters , Rajiv Kumar of the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi, said, " That will help the BJP pass these bills, provided it can develop a coalitional style of politics and reach out to these parties.
Ultimately, the book that makes a powerful case for the value of talking across formative differences for the sake of finding more fundamental forms of potential solidarity and coalitional possibility.
Their moment of identification, that is, might allow for such disparate others to work together for real social change in what we think of today as a coalitional political model.
However, despite her high profile as a black feminist, Kennedy ultimately came to feel that white feminists were not ready for true coalitional politics.
Renaissance Capital released an analysis looking at the possibility of a coalitional government in Turkey and reforms that would enhance Turkey's long-term growth trajectory.
Thus, Lai shows how these editors understood, and helped to consolidate, the intersectional and coalitional politics that are the bedrock of Asian Canadian literary production in this period.