Definition of power politics in English:

power politics

Syllabification: pow·er pol·i·tics


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

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