from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The art or science of government or governing, especially the governing of a political entity, such as a nation, and the administration and control of its internal and external affairs.
- n. Political science.
- n. The activities or affairs engaged in by a government, politician, or political party: "All politics is local” ( Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr.) "Politics have appealed to me since I was at Oxford because they are exciting morning, noon, and night” ( Jeffrey Archer).
- n. The methods or tactics involved in managing a state or government: The politics of the former regime were rejected by the new government leadership. If the politics of the conservative government now borders on the repressive, what can be expected when the economy falters?
- n. Political life: studied law with a view to going into politics; felt that politics was a worthwhile career.
- n. Intrigue or maneuvering within a political unit or group in order to gain control or power: Partisan politics is often an obstruction to good government. Office politics are often debilitating and counterproductive.
- n. Political attitudes and positions: His politics on that issue is his own business. Your politics are clearly more liberal than mine.
- n. The often internally conflicting interrelationships among people in a society.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A methodology and activities associated with running a government, an organization, or a movement.
- n. The profession of conducting political affairs.
- n. One's political stands and opinions.
- n. Political maneuvers or diplomacy between people, groups, or organizations, especially involving power, influence or conflict.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The science or practice of government; the regulation and government of a nation or state for the preservation of its safety, peace, and prosperity.
- n. In a narrower and more usual sense the art or vocation of guiding or influencing the policy of a government through the organization of a party among its citizens—including, therefore, not only the ethics of government, but more especially, and often to the exclusion of ethical principles, the art of influencing public opinion, attracting and marshaling voters, and obtaining and distributing public patronage, so far as the possession of offices may depend upon the political opinions or political services of individuals; hence, in an evil sense, the schemes and intrigues of political parties, or of cliques or individual politicians: as, the newspapers were full of politics.
- n. Political opinions; party connection or preference.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the opinion you hold with respect to political questions
- n. the activities and affairs involved in managing a state or a government
- n. social relations involving intrigue to gain authority or power
- n. the profession devoted to governing and to political affairs
- n. the study of government of states and other political units
Policy is often the end result of politics, but politics for politics\ 'sake happens all the time, too.
The problem that Q Grrl seems to have with ‘trans politics’* - that the experiences and oppression of gender-variant people who do not identify as trans, or who only partially or problematically ID as trans, are sometimes erased by trans politics - is, I agree, a problem.
To be active in my world because I understand politics is not a choice we are all equally involved from the shirt you buy the kind of groceries you get to the TV you watch and to whom you have the right to fuck all inevitably boils down to politics and to not understand this is absolutely benign thinking and complete denial
Time to remove the politics & use the mesages of our kids future. intellibitz It's weird hearing your old boss on NPR talking about international politics. intellibitz #politics Single Payer to the Floor Not: Back in August, Nancy Pelosi said that she would be HR 676 to the floor.
I never thought I would be involed in politics, I'd fideidefensor #politics "Nadine Dorries sueing Damien McBride over smears" I hope she bankrupts him even politicians should have some vestige of the truth
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Tomorrow's tweets: potty humor, Starbucks, icky politics, co-worker complaints. wolfhesse @prence yeah except I don't think she's really going disappear, people find her "hot" (yuck) and "relate" to her politics. palin 2012: (wolfhesse @politics levi would say that. he loves that spotlight.
The cartels and their shills are what affect them, so their first interest in politics is pushing against corruption, deceit and greed.
“One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.”
Seriously the media's coverage of women in politics is so egregiously pathetic.
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