Politics is the process by which groups of people make decisions.
Although the term is generally applied to behavior within civil governments
, politics is observed in all human group interactions, including corporate
, and religious
institutions. Politics consists of "social relations involving authority or power. The definition of "politics" from "The Free Dictionary" is the study of political behavior and examines the acquisition and application of power
. Politics study include political philosophy
, which seeks a rationale for politics and an ethic of public behavior, and public administration
, which examines the practices of governance.