(noun) Two or more individuals or groups who combine influence, power, and resources to achieve a mutual goal.
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- Plural: coalitions
- Coalitions can be permanent or temporary.
- Georg Simmel (1858–1918) noted that the difference between a dyad (group of two) and triad (group of three) in addition to larger groups is there are opportunities in a triad for two members to form a coalition against the other.
- A (noun) coalitionist or (noun) coalitioner uses (adjective) coalitional or (adjective) coalitionary methods to achieve certain goals.
- Browne, Eric C. 1973. Coalition Theories: A Logical and Empirical Critique. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage Publications.
- Caplow, Theodore. 1968. Two Against One: Coalitions in Triads. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.
- Ferree, Myra Marx, and Beth B. Hess. 2000. Controversy and Coalition: The New Feminist Movement Across Three Decades of Change. New York: Routledge.
- Hinckley, Barbara. 1975. Coalitions and Time: Cross-disciplinary Studies. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage Publications.
- Wilson, William J. 2001. The Bridge Over the Racial Divide: Rising Inequality and Coalition Politics. Berkeley: University of California Press.