What is political?

  • (adj): Involving or characteristic of politics or parties or politicians.
    Example: "Calling a meeting is a political act in itself"- Daniel Goleman; "political pressure"; "a political machine"; "political office"; "political policy"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on political:

Waiting For Godot - Interpretations - Political
... The pair (i.e ... Vladimir and Estragon) is often played with Irish accents, as in the Beckett on Film project ...
Types of Jokes - Subjects
... Political jokes are usually a form of satire ... but may also cover the absurdities of a country's political situation ... A prominent example of political jokes would be political cartoons ...
New Age - Reception - Academia
... written by Michael Barkun, professor emeritus of political science at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs Barkun argues New age beliefs have been greatly facilitated by ... to mass hysteria and could have a devastating effect on American political life ...
Joint Political Military Group
... a memorandum of agreement was set up between Israel and the United States regarding political, military and economic cooperation ... Part of the agreement was for a Joint Political Military Group (JPMG) as a high-level planning forum to discuss and implement combined planning, joint exercises, and ... Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs ...
Ziaur Rahman - President of Bangladesh - Islam and Nationalism
... were alienated by Zia's promotion of political Islam ... Hill Tracts Development Commission in 1976, but resisted holding a political dialogue with the representatives of the hill tribes on the issue of autonomy and cultural self-preservation ... Nationalist Party, Zia took initiative for formation of political institutes and sponsored workshops for the youth to get active political lessons on ...

More definitions of "political":

  • (adj): Of or relating to the profession of governing.
    Example: "Political career"
  • (adj): Of or relating to your views about social relationships involving authority or power.
    Example: "Political opinions"

Famous quotes containing the word political:

    Nationality is the miracle of political independence; race is the principle of physical analogy.
    Benjamin Disraeli (1804–1881)

    Generally speaking, the political news, whether domestic or foreign, might be written today for the next ten years with sufficient accuracy. Most revolutions in society have not power to interest, still less alarm us; but tell me that our rivers are drying up, or the genus pine dying out in the country, and I might attend.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Almost all scholarly research carries practical and political implications. Better that we should spell these out ourselves than leave that task to people with a vested interest in stressing only some of the implications and falsifying others. The idea that academics should remain “above the fray” only gives ideologues license to misuse our work.
    Stephanie Coontz (b. 1944)