What is political?

  • (adj): Of or relating to the profession of governing.
    Example: "Political career"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on political:

New Age - Reception - Academia
... in Contemporary America 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 ... and could have a devastating effect on American political life ...
Ziaur Rahman - President of Bangladesh - Islam and Nationalism
... were predominantly Hindu and Buddhist and were alienated by Zia's promotion of political Islam ... 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 ...
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 ... concern politicians and heads of state, but may also cover the absurdities of a country's political situation ... A prominent example of political jokes would be political cartoons ...
Joint Political Military Group
... 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 ... Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs ...

More definitions of "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"
  • (adj): Of or relating to your views about social relationships involving authority or power.
    Example: "Political opinions"

Famous quotes containing the word political:

    What are all political and social institutions, but always a religion, which in realizing itself, becomes incarnate in the world?
    Edgar Quinet (1803–1875)

    If all political power be derived only from Adam, and be to descend only to his successive heirs, by the ordinance of God and divine institution, this is a right antecedent and paramount to all government; and therefore the positive laws of men cannot determine that, which is itself the foundation of all law and government, and is to receive its rule only from the law of God and nature.
    John Locke (1632–1704)

    As in political revolutions, so in paradigm choice—there is no standard higher than the assent of the relevant community. To discover how scientific revolutions are effected, we shall therefore have to examine not only the impact of nature and of logic, but also the techniques of persuasive argumentation effective within the quite special groups that constitute the community of scientists.
    Thomas S. Kuhn (b. 1922)