Definitions

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  • n. A political tactic by which an organisation or state encourages its members or agents to infiltrate another organisation in an attempt to gain recruits or take over entirely.

Etymologies

entry +‎ -ism (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Malcolm moved closer, and as the sun dipped behind the horizon, far to the well metaphorical left, Ethel gasped: 'Now that's what I call entryism by the Hard Left, comrade'.

    British Blogs

  • When communists work in mass organisations they do not form conspiratorial groups ( "entryism") to subvert them from within or promote their sectarian interests.

    SPEECH BY DUMISANI MAKHAYE, ANC NEC MEMBER, AT THE PARTY SCHOOL OF THE SACP IN MEMORY OF THE LATE SACP VETERAN, ALPHEUS MALIVHA

  • • They became an attractive target for 'entryism' and as soon as the negotiations were over, a large section of their party left to join a different party - the party for whom they had clearly been the agents for some considerable time

    Slugger O'Toole

  • Indeed, one of national anarchists 'principal tactics is called "entryism," defined in one of the movement's how-to guides as "the name given to the process of entering or infiltrating bona fide organizations, institutions and political parties with the intention of gaining control of them for our own ends."

    Indybay newswire

  • In political science, this tactic is often referred to to as 'entryism'.

    slackbastard

  • The major political issue here [for voters] will be to say stop to the dominance and hegemony of the monarchy in the political system; to say that after more than fifteen years of “democratic transition”, a term so cherished by the communicators and spin doctors of the Kingdom - and while we expected a shift to a parliamentary monarchy - the entryism of the king's friend is a giant leap backward.

    Global Voices in English » Moroccan Elections: The King’s Party Triumphs

  • On a side note, there have been reports of entryism from both Labour and the Tories; Jim Fitzpatrick reckons Labour are being taken over by islamists, whilst there is concern that the conservatives are being unduly influenced by evangelical christians.

    The real reasons for young people’s political apathy

  • It seems a form of entryism, which I rather loathe.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • Wikipedia has some examples of entryism more generally, although most are not by groups hostile to the original group, but rather by groups on the fringe of the original group, hoping to hijack it in their preferred direction the canonical example being Trotskyists trying to take over democratic-socialist parties.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Ideological Groups Being Taken Over by Those Hostile to the Underlying Ideology

  • Since then Darren Johnson as the Chair of the London Assembly has provided written support for my FOOTBALL AGAINST RACISM IN EUROPE FARE case for the defence against neo-Nazi entryism into London's Sporting/Planning Arena 1991-2009, and Doreen Lawrence has also asked me to "keep up the good work".

    "The Cross and the Third Reich" - new book

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