A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.
The science of government; that part of ethics which has to do with the regulation and government of a nation or state, the preservation of its safety, peace, and prosperity, the defense of its existence and rights against foreign control or conquest, the augmentation of its strength and resources, and the protection of its citizens in their rights, with the preservation and improvement of their morals.
The management of a political party; the conduct and contests of parties with reference to political measures or the administration of public affairs; the advancement of candidates to office; in a bad sense, artful or dishonest management to secure the success of political candidates or parties; political trickery.
Process through which individuals and groups try to influence or control government policies and actions that affect the local, state, national, and international communities.
the act of positioning for power and influence
The art or science of government of a political entity, such as a nation, and the administration and control of its internal and external affairs.
the process of government; the study of government.
the profession devoted to governing and to political affairs
The methods, processes and tactics used to sway opinion and form decisions in governing bodies.
From the Greek word 'politikos' meaning the art or science of government; concerned with winning and holding control over a government.
an area of activity aimed at influencing or controlling the government in order to formulate or guide public policy.
The Politics (Greek Τα Πολιτικα) is a work of political philosophy written by Aristotle. It begins where the Nicomachean Ethics ends, and the two are frequently considered to be parts of a larger treatise dealing with the "philosophy of human affairs." Its title literally means "the things concerning the polis."
the exercise of power to government decision-making
the study of government of states and other political units