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backsliding

verb about face, adoption, change like a chameleon, change of heart, change of mind, conversion, defection, diametrically opposed stance, divergence, diversion, flip-flop, 180 deeree about face, qualification, realignment, regression, restructuring, reversal, reversion, temporizer, turn of the tide, turnabout
Associated concepts: flip-flop on a political stance
See also: recidivism, recrudescence, regressive, relapse
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And it accused RBS of backsliding on its commitment where it said it would maintain a service when "we are the last bank in town".
International aid should generously support health and education and other crucial needs, but donor money shouldn't pay for backsliding to Taliban-era abuses.
Backsliding is a real risk in Lean--continuous improvement can easily become continuous regression, if not managed properly.
The Obama administration has warned that Egypt may be backsliding in its transition to democracy, with Secretary of State John Kerry saying Tuesday that Washington has "real concerns about the direction Egypt appears to be moving in.
Canada) critically analyzes the type of democracy each government favors and the foreign policy objectives that drive this form of engagement and the political outcomes it hopes to achieve, arguing that both countries have sought to use democracy promotion to stabilize and spread a regional order of neoliberal economics and low-intensity democracy and have defined threats to this order as "democratic backsliding.
The data shows that while the economy is not backsliding, thanks to slight boon in exports and a drop in imports, it is not growing a pace fast enough to lower unemployment rates.
Over the past five years, stagnation and backsliding is evident in key governance indicators across new E.
But the Chinese will not accept any backsliding from Sarkozy, Berlusconi in Italy or Greek PM George Papandreou.
The prohibition against backsliding applies to compliance schedules
Senegal has earned a reputation as west Africa's most stable and democratic country but there has been increasing public frustration over backsliding public services -- particularly in power generation -- since Wade took power in 2000.
Clinton said she feared similar backsliding elsewhere in the Mideast and stressed it was critical for Egyptians and other Arabs whose nations are in the throes of change to resist intolerance and demand that their new leaders embrace open and inclusive governments.
With President Obama having extended the Bush-era tax cuts that had been due to expire in January, while at the same time the Federal Reserve is providing a remedy for any bottlenecks in the circulation of liquidity with the second phase of the Quantitative Easing monetary support programme, the danger of backsliding looks remote.