politics: Subversion refers
to an attempt to overthrow
structures of authority, including the state. It is an overturning or uprooting. The word is present in all languages of Latin origin, originally
applying to such
diverse events as the military
defeat of a city.
activity is the lending of aid, comfort, and moral support to individuals, groups, or organizations that advocate the overthrow
of incumbent governments by force and violence. All willful acts that are intended to be detrimental to the best
interests of the government and that do not fall into the categories of treason, sedition, sabotage, or espionage are placed in the category of subversive
And last but not least:
behavior is to undermine somebody with various trick (lies, cheats, backstabbing, false advice etc...) where the intent or goal
is not visible at all.
person often assumes little responsibility and occupies a border position
in the project. To the group says
how bad is the management to the management says
how bad is the group
and to the big boss says
how bad are both and how good is he and he should be made boss
He's goal is to undermine the project so that
it fails and he can emerge as the new knows it all leader.