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General words relating to politics and government

administration

noun

the government of a country

affairs

noun

events and activities relating to the government, politics, economy etc of a country, region, or the world

government

noun

the process, method, or effects of governing

political

adjective

relating to politics

political

adjective

interested or involved in politics

politically

adverb

in a political way

politicise

a British spelling of politicize

politicize

verb

to bring an issue, organization, way of doing something etc to the attention of the public so that it can be discussed

politicize

verb

to make someone more interested and involved in politics

politicking

noun

political activity by someone who is only interested in doing things for their own advantage, not in helping other people

politics

noun

the ideas and activities involved in getting power in a country or over a particular area of the world

politics

noun

the profession of being a politician

politics

noun

the ideas and activities used by people within a particular group to try to get power

public affairs

noun

political issues that affect most people

public life

noun

work that involves being known to a lot of people, especially in politics, but also in religion and education

public office

noun

a job in the government that you have because you were chosen or elected

public service

noun

work or important positions in government, or in organizations controlled by the government

representation

noun

in politics, the job of officially helping people and making decisions for them

sociopolitical

adjective

involving a combination of social and political matters

state

noun

the government of a country

politicization

noun

play politics

to use politics for your own reasons, without caring about the effects on other people

the corridors (of power)

the places where people use their political influence and major political decisions are made

SOLE

… a teaching method in which groups of children learn independently using a computer linked to the internet

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