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[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.
- ‘In the 19th century and at the beginning of the 20th, Europe advocated realism and practiced power politics.’
- ‘In this world, power politics and classical realpolitik have become obsolete.’
- ‘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 it cannot fix the dynamic ills of decision-making within a coalition or the inevitable impact of power politics and party entrenchment.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘This attributes to lack of proper planning for the future, due to power politics in the administration.’
- ‘There can be no doubt that the drug trade plays a key role in the region's power politics.’
- ‘In terms of global power politics, he suggested, it was no contest.’
- ‘There was a moment when Switzerland could have entered central European power politics.’
- ‘Part of the answer lies in sordid power politics.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘It is in the ultimate best interest of every nation that transnational institutions replace nation-state power politics.’
- ‘But he refused to be a part of power politics and hold any political post of profit despite offers.’
- ‘The post - Cold War era - characterized by the lessening of major power politics - is ending.’
- ‘It is human nature that explains why international politics is necessarily power politics.’
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