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consociation

[kən‚sō·sē′ā·shən]
(ecology)
A climax community of plants which is dominated by a single species.
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Although divided into the Experimental and Holdridge consociations, which were previously considered distinct terraces (Sollins et al.
The Residual consociations (Jaguar, Matabuey, and Esquina) are highly weathered soils derived from old lava flows and overlie broken ridge-valley topography.
The first four (genocide, mass population transfers, partition/secession and integration/assimilation) generally aim to eliminate ethnic or national differences, while the last four aim to manage differences (hegemonic control, arbitration, cantonisation/federalism, and consociation).
It is rather the "consociation," which one might describe as the traditional corporation inflected by the Aristotelian teaching on the citizen.
Drawing out the implications for an Althusian theory of education might supply an interesting counterpoint to John Locke and would vindicate the Althusian idea of the family as a "consociation." With regard to Emden's fate and indeed that of Eastern Frisia, Hueglin concedes that "history did not bear out [Althusius'] optimism that such an organized plural order of politics was possible" (p.
If there is anything at all to which one might object in this welcome and timely project of reediting the only existing translation of one of the classical texts in the history of political thought, it is the translation of consociation (consociatio) with association.
Althusius uses the term consociation generically for all units of organized social life: families, guilds and colleges, cities and provinces, and finally the universal commonwealth itself.