power politics

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n power politics diplomacy in which the nations threaten to use force in order to obtain their objectives
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Quotations

  • Sir Ronald Mason
    Sir Ronald Mason
    “The emotional security and political stability in this country entitle us to be a nuclear power.”
  • Thomas Wolfe
    Thomas%20Wolfe
    “A cult is a religion with no political power.”
  • Fawn M. Brodie
    Fawn M. Brodie
    “A passion for politics stems usually from an insatiable need, either for power, or for friendship and adulation, or a combination of both.”
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    Benjamin%20Disraeli
    “There is no gambling like politics. Nothing in which the power of circumstance is more evident.”
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous%20Huxley
    “Idealism is the noble toga that political gentlemen drape over their will to power.”
  • Mao Zedong
    Mao%20Zedong
    “Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.”

Usage

In literature:

The political power of the sect rested on the institutions of Guru Govind, as framed between 1690 and 1708.
"Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official" by William Sleeman
A club will be started for the express purpose of gaining a reputation for political power which may later be sold out.
"Democracy and Social Ethics" by Jane Addams
For as the Southern States grew richer they would have more political power, could dominate the North.
"Children of the Market Place" by Edgar Lee Masters
The power of the city of Paris is evidently one great spring of all their politics.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. III. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
Political revolutions merely change the form of government or the name of the party in power.
"How To Write Special Feature Articles" by Willard Grosvenor Bleyer
Hereditary wealth was to go arm in arm with political power.
"History of the Negro Race in America From 1619 to 1880. Vol 1" by George W. Williams
Are such people fit for political power?
"Side Lights" by James Runciman
You cannot make a citizen of him, and clothe him with political power.
"The Memories of Fifty Years" by William H. Sparks
I have not so far taken much interest in politics, but I will do all in my power to help you with both nomination and election.
"The Strength of Gideon and Other Stories" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
It then took the name of Pepperell, and was vested with still broader political powers.
"Bay State Monthly, Vol. II, No. 1, October, 1884" by Various
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In poetry:

"Purification of politics
Is an iridescent dream,"
Is the Ingalls way of saying that
Corruption's power's supreme.
"Our Politics" by Jared Barhite

In news:

For more than 2,000 years, the Church has encountered every kind of political power — good, bad, and downright ugly.
The demographic sea change in political power is here, experts say.
Those incumbents who reach the Holy Grail of political success are cast into a utopia of power, fame and lifelong taxpayer handouts.
Ever since Ronald Reagan was elected president in 1980, evangelicals have been a powerful political force.
Is one of many in the US A political battle is shaping up over a tax incentive for wind power that is set to expire at the end of this year.
Fiscal crises hound political leaders and restaurants say online reviewers may exploit power.
Z enaida Silva, a veteran Filipino journalist who covered the 1986 "people power" revolt that ousted dictator Ferdinand Marcos and other turbulent political events in the Philippines, has died.
Having grandparents can be so joyful or there can be some issues that make the visits uncomfortable, upsetting and full of power struggles, politics and drama.
Hispanics must harness political power.
The Incredible Political Hypocrisy of America's Most Powerful CEOs.
The power of white males that has been controlling the political life of our nation since its beginning was shown to be in decline.
Madeleine Kunin on Pearls, Politics, and Power.
Every year, Forbes releases a list of the world's most powerful woman, influential in everything from politics to technology to culture.
The political landscape in the state Senate will shift next session with the closest balance of power between the two parties in nearly two decades.
He writes at Politics, Power, and Preventative Action.
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In science:

Political power, notably voting power, can be measured through the concept of Power Indices [FM98], [TP08].
Invariably Suboptimal - An attempt to improve the voting rules of Treaties of Nice and Lisbon
An important aspect of voting systems is the political power of the members which is also known as voting power.
Invariably Suboptimal - An attempt to improve the voting rules of Treaties of Nice and Lisbon
These methods are developed in the theory of the indices of political power (see books [FM98], [TP08]).
Invariably Suboptimal - An attempt to improve the voting rules of Treaties of Nice and Lisbon
Voting Power Report 01/00, London School of Economics and Political Science, Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science, London.
Invariably Suboptimal - An attempt to improve the voting rules of Treaties of Nice and Lisbon
TP08] Pacelli A.M.; Taylor A.D. (2008): Mathematics and politics: Strategy, voting, power and proof.
Invariably Suboptimal - An attempt to improve the voting rules of Treaties of Nice and Lisbon
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