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.
Decision making about group goals and the implementation of those goals. An older definition stressing the legitimate use of force within a well-defined territory will be encountered in ethnographies and theoretical works prior to the 1960s.
1.The movement of power between individuals or within and between groups. 2.All of human interactions.
the process by which a community's decisions are made, rules for group behavior are established, competition for positions of leadership is regulated, and the disruptive effects of disputes are minimized.
Politics is the process by which groups make decisions. Although the term is generally applied to behavior within governments, politics is observed in all human (and many non-human) group interactions, including corporate, academic, and religious institutions. In general, politics can be considered the art of navigating through tensions among multiple "I"s and the "we" to achieve collectively desired ends.
Process whereby public values are debated, political actors cooperate and struggle for power, and policy judgments are made and implemented.
activity within the current political party in power that may have conservative or liberal social views based on current economic, military and social activities.
social relations involving authority or power
The social institution through which power is acquired and exercised by some people and groups.
Politics is defined in a variety of ways, but all definitions share the central idea that politics is the process through which power used in the promotion of certain values and interests. Politics can be thought of as the determination of who gets what, when and how in a given society.
The distribution of power within a society; the forces behind a society-human or divine.
the branch of philosophy that studies the nature of society proper to man