opportunism


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opportunism

a situation in which one party to a CONTRACT is able to take advantage of the other party or parties to the contract. See ASYMMETRICAL INFORMATION, ADVERSE SELECTION, MORAL HAZARD.
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This sort of principle-less opportunism was expected from the PTI, which has already besieged the capital once and made allies with hardline clerics, but coming from the PPP it is especially disappointing.
Political opportunism which made Theresa May pledge to defend workers' rights - having voted at least seven times against doing just that.
In the following sections, we first develop the baseline hypotheses (H1a, H1b) regarding perceptual differences of two relational outcomes: opportunism and continuance between the buyer and supplier, namely the extent of the buyer's stated opportunism (continuance) and the supplier's expectations of the buyer's opportunism (continuance).
Of course the Labour Party have realised that there are votes to be had in these new housing developments, they are manifesting the characteristics of politicians of all shades - total opportunism.
Political opportunism is not only the tragedy of Pakistan but of the whole world.
This is a dangerous and unacceptable matter in and of itself, and points to an internal dictatorial course, political opportunism at the expense of Egypt's national interests, or destructive improvisation and ignorance of Egypt's role and of the view it has historically held of its own role in the worst of cases.
The law in Nazi Germany; ideology, opportunism, and the perversion of justice.
This second degree of opportunism is somewhat more difficult to detect and prevent, requiring lawyers, enforcement and monitoring mechanisms, and so forth.
Amman, April 18 (Petra) - Minister of State for Media Affairs and Communication, Rakan al-Majali, on Wednesday said there is no place for intrigues and opportunism in the next and new stage of Jordan's history and that the government does not pay heed to some "malevolent" voices that try to suggest that there is a split in the rule.
According to him, Albanians are increasingly voting for the Macedonian parties as they see greater opportunism in them.
Freezing aid, he maintained, "is an exercise in political opportunism, in which just appearing to be pro-Israeli, as opposed to the reality, is the goal.
I consider such remarks as political opportunism, and unfortunately such political opportunism is faced in Europe whenever there is an upcoming election," Davutoglu said.