Politics

Politics (from Greek politikos "of, for, or relating to citizens") as a term is generally applied to the art or science of running governmental or state affairs, including behavior within civil governments, but also applies to institutions, fields, and special interest groups such as the corporate, academic, and religious segments of society. It consists of "social relations involving authority or power" and to the methods and tactics used to formulate and apply policy.

Modern political discourse focuses on democracy and the relationship between people and politics. It is thought of as the way we "choose government officials and make decisions about public policy".

Read more about Politics:  Etymology, History, As An Academic Discipline, Political Corruption

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Politics - Political Corruption
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Famous quotes containing the word politics:

    They who have been bred in the school of politics fail now and always to face the facts. Their measures are half measures and makeshifts merely. They put off the day of settlement, and meanwhile the debt accumulates.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed.
    Mao Zedong (1893–1976)

    If American politics are too dirty for women to take part in, there’s something wrong with American politics.
    Edna Ferber (1887–1968)