Definition of power politics in English:

power politics

Pronunciation /ˈpou(ə)r ˈpäləˌtiks/ /ˈpaʊ(ə)r ˈpɑləˌtɪks/

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plural noun

treated as singular or plural
  • Political action by a person or group which makes use of or is intended to increase their power or influence.

    ‘As long as sovereign states are the dominant form of political organization, power politics will continue and states will have to look after their security and prepare for war.’
    • ‘It is human nature that explains why international politics is necessarily power politics.’
    • ‘The post - Cold War era - characterized by the lessening of major power politics - is ending.’
    • ‘The passing of the Cold War was therefore likely to unveil a new age of power politics, untrammelled by the checks and balances of the Cold War.’
    • ‘But he refused to be a part of power politics and hold any political post of profit despite offers.’
    • ‘There was a moment when Switzerland could have entered central European power politics.’
    • ‘As with voters choosing a candidate, these factors have every bit as much to do with a country's stance on policy issues as do reason and power politics.’
    • ‘But that is not true of power politics, where, as one nation rises, another recedes.’
    • ‘Because it's a truism of DC power politics that anyone who works directly out of the White House has more influence than someone who doesn't.’
    • ‘But it cannot fix the dynamic ills of decision-making within a coalition or the inevitable impact of power politics and party entrenchment.’
    • ‘Few seem comfortable with their own statehood except as a means of casting a veil of international legitimacy over their own version of power politics.’
    • ‘I guess I was really naive when I started working in this sector, but I expected less class and power politics than existed in the corporate sector.’
    • ‘Part of the answer lies in sordid power politics.’
    • ‘There can be no doubt that the drug trade plays a key role in the region's power politics.’
    • ‘It is in the ultimate best interest of every nation that transnational institutions replace nation-state power politics.’
    • ‘In this world, power politics and classical realpolitik have become obsolete.’
    • ‘This attributes to lack of proper planning for the future, due to power politics in the administration.’
    • ‘In the 19th century and at the beginning of the 20th, Europe advocated realism and practiced power politics.’
    • ‘And I am not an economist who believes that you can explain the world with reference only to markets - and power politics and culture don't matter.’
    • ‘In terms of global power politics, he suggested, it was no contest.’