Politics, is a process by which groups of
people make collective decisions. The term
is generally applied to the art or science of
running governmental or state affairs. It also
refers to behavior within civil governments.
However, politics have been observed in
other group interactions, including corporate,
academic, and religious institutions. It
consists of “social relations involving
authority or power” and refers to the
regulation of public affairs within a political
unit, and to the methods and tactics used to
formulate and apply policy.