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  Power politics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Power politics is a state of international relations in which sovereigns protect their own interests by threatening one another with military, economic, or political aggression.
Power politics is essentially a way of understanding the world of international relations: nations compete for the world's resources and it is to a nation's advantage to be manifestly able to harm others.
Techniques of power politics include, but are not limited to, conspicuous nuclear development, pre-emptive strike, flmail, the massing of military units on a border, the imposition of tariffs or economic sanctions, bait and bleed and bloodletting, hard and soft balancing, buck passing, covert operations, and asymmetric warfare.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Power_politics   (163 words)

 POWER & POLITICS (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Power is interpersonal (or intergroup) relationship in which one individual (or group) can cause another individual (or group) to take an action that she (or it) would not otherwise take.
In a situation in which power is being exerted there are two points of view: the one exercising power and the one on the receiving end of the power play.
Politics are those activities taken within organizations to acquire, develop, and use power and other resources to obtain one's preferred outcome in a situation where there is uncertainty of outcome.
www.hs.ttu.edu.cob-web.org:8888 /rhim5200/htm_files/0012.htm   (1352 words)

 On Power: The Independent Institute | Crisis and Government | Politics
The measures promised typically entail an expansion of government power, but the constituencies being courted never expect to bear the brunt of that expansion.
Candidates and political parties thus have an interest primarily in mood-setting and public-relations gimmicks, particularly relating to the solutions to the crisis of the season.
Rothbard, Murray N. “The Politics of Obedience,” introduction to Étienne de La Boétie, The Politics of Obedience: The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude.
www.onpower.org /crises_politics.html   (1355 words)

 The Reemergence of Balance-of-Power Politics
The instability of the new era did not stem primarily from the emergence of “irrational” non-state actors that were prepared to engage in “asymmetric warfare”; against conventionally powerful state actors, though many Beltway intellectuals made their names painting terrorists as the greatest threats to global peace and stability in the post-Cold War era.
The balance of power among states is the subject of John Mearsheimer’s magnum opus The Tragedy of Great Power Politics.
As was the case in Napoleonic Europe, lesser powers may calculate that a posture of compliance or subservience may be necessary in the short-term, but they know that it is disastrous as a long-term strategy, for it is simply an invitation to more aggression.
www.focusweb.org /publications/2003/reemergence-of-power-politics.htm   (1379 words)

 GeoInvestor: Power Politics: Drawing Lessons from California's Electricity Crisis
Distribution of power to end-users effectively served as a barrier to entry -- i.e., the cost and disruption of wiring neighborhoods or whole cities to compete with an existing utility couldn't be justified, even in the unlikely event that such competition were permitted by state regulators and local officials.
The power produced by these specialized units, known as peakers, is expensive, because all the capital and operating costs of these generators must be recouped in the relatively few hours (generally less than 100) that they are in operation each year.
Furthermore, to require a power plant that meets federal environmental standards to cease operation or be modified or replaced with a combined-cycle plant within three years also undercuts the act's aim to improve electricity capacity and adds unnecessary costs.
www.geoinvestor.com /archives/fpgarchives/oct1900powerpolitics.htm   (12127 words)

 Balance of power (politics) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In parliamentary politics, balance of power usually refers to the position held by one political party, or a coalition of minor parties, whose support of a minority parliament, can give a major party enough votes to be able to form a stable government.
In federations, the term "balance of power" is used in reference to which level of government is favoured in the division of power.
The Commonwealth of Australia is an example of a federation in which the balance of power has shifted in favour of the central (federal) government; although the states were constitutionally intended to be preponderant, the federal government has become dominant through various means.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Balance_of_power_(politics)   (283 words)

 The politics of power
eforms in the power sector continue to be perceived as the responsibility of the state governments and despite the central government having got the mandate to push reforms by enacting the Electricity Act, 2003, the sector is far from improving.
While the ministry of power has come up with some significant initiatives such as the formation of state regulatory commissions and guidelines for competitive bidding, the government is under pressure to extend the time-frame for introducing competition in the sector, the first step being the unbundling of the state electricity boards.
No substantive progress has been achieved as far as the ministry of power's initiatives are concerned, and the much-publicised incentives under the accelerated power development and reforms programme have failed in getting the states stick to the agreed time-frame.
www.rediff.com /money/2005/jun/10guest1.htm   (715 words)

Power and politics are ever-present and necessary features of organizational life.
At the conclusion of the course, you should be able to a) define power and identify where it comes from, b) analyze specific situations to predict the perspectives and behavior of individuals and groups and, c) identify the ethical dilemmas associated with the use of power and influence.
“Power and influence are not the organization’s last dirty secrets, but the secret of success for both individuals and organizations” (Pfeffer, p.
home.sandiego.edu /~stephen2/html/power_politics.html   (323 words)

 Power Politics
Ties with neighbor Malaysia have been strained by historical conflict, territorial and resource disputes, and security uncertainty; with Kuala Lumpur engaged in a program of defense modernization and armament, there is immense pressure on the Indonesian government to defend its security position by doing likewise.
The geographical proximity of rising power China, furthermore, along with the direct proximity Singapore (which has the most sophisticated and powerful military forces in the region), make Indonesia’s geopolitical situation particularly precarious.
The political friction caused by the event — and, more importantly, the competition over the massive economic resources that were up for grabs — precipitated the factionalization of the Putin executive branch.
www.powerpolitics.org   (3330 words)

 Power Politics III - The Ultimate Election Game
It is said to be the most powerful position on the face of the earth.
Power Politics III will both entertain you and provide you with stimulating insights into the marketing and management of a modern-day presidential candidate.
Power Politics III provides a realistic political engine capable of letting players explore these and other fascinating scenarios.
www.powerpolitics.us /home.htm   (628 words)

 Leveraging Power and Politics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Thus, the use of organizational politics suggests that political activity is used to overcome resistance and implies a conscious effort to organize activity to challenge opposition in a priority decision situation.
The political frame is an excellent tool for examining the concept of organizational politics and makes a number of assumptions about organizations and what motivates both their actions and the actions of their decision makers.
Power is attractive because it confers the ability to influence decisions, about who gets what resources, what goals are pursued, what philosophy the organization adopts, what actions are taken, who succeeds and who fails.
www.au.af.mil /au/awc/awcgate/ndu/strat-ldr-dm/pt4ch17.html   (6186 words)

 Salon.com News | Power politics
Since suppliers are threatening to stop selling power to debt-saddled utilities, the state, with its stellar credit rating, may step in and buy the power itself.
It's McCain by a head A bevy of political touts line the rails at a Washington conference to handicap the 2008 presidential race.
Politics 2000: Unflinching daily political news, analysis and commentary.
archive.salon.com /news/feature/2001/01/17/power/index.html   (911 words)

 BBC NEWS | Politics | The politics of power
At that time, nuclear power was seen as the fuel of the future: clean, cheap and potentially unlimited.
In her dedication speech, the Queen said mankind was on "the threshold of a new age", thanks to Britain's "atomic scientists".
The newly privatised power companies made a "dash for gas", building several new gas power stations and reducing their demand for coal.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/uk_politics/3581637.stm   (1190 words)

 Power Politics - Maryland Moment
Ehrlich's aides dismissed the comments as political posturing and were quick to point out that the governor has already asked the utility commissioners, whom he appoints, to "do everything possible to minimize the burden on customers," said spokesman Henry Fawell.
It was the brokers who owned and operated power plants in the West (companies with names like Enron) that bankrupted local utilities by shutting down plants, and using various schemes to force prices higher and higher in 2001.
While those kinds of absuses may be a thing of the past, the idea that everything - including essentials such as utilities - should be open to the free market forces of private ownership is ultimately an enormous negative for citizens and businesses alike.
blog.washingtonpost.com /annapolis/2006/03/power_politics.html   (511 words)

 October 1997 -- Power and Corporate Politics
Informal power is less well understood, however, it is far stronger than formal power over the long term.
Some people know only how to operate through the use of power politics and are totally confused by someone who won't play their game.
A Power Map is a way of presenting (in picture or graph form) the ways power exists within an organization.
www.itstime.com /oct97.htm   (2733 words)

 South End Press | Power Politics
After the war began, she wrote another powerful challenge to the war, “War is Peace.” The essays were printed around the world and were discussed on ABC's Nightline, in Newsweek, and in the New York Times.
Power Politics was a Book Sense 76 featured choice for November and December 2001 and was a Los Angeles Times “Discoveries” selection in October 2001.
It skates uncomfortably close to the territory occupied by political party ideologues—a breed of people that the world has learned (quite rightly) to mistrust.
www.southendpress.org /books/powerpolitics.shtml   (845 words)

 Harnessing the Power of Politics in Healthcare Management
Power and politics are natural in every organization.
Individual and organizational performance hinges on the political makeup of an organization and the people who hold the power.
However, power and politics are often misunderstood and are often characterized as negative aspects of an organization's culture.
www.ache.org /SEMINARS/power.cfm   (427 words)

 Opinion: Power politics
When the power failed from Ohio to New York and through parts of Canada, 50-million people were left in the dark.
Companies that own nuclear power plants would be shielded from liability for radiation spills, and ethanol producers would be heavily subsidized, a giveaway that is little more than corporate welfare for corn farmers.
Meanwhile, members of both parties have refused to deal with the key issue in responding to the flout: strengthened federal oversight of the national power grid.
www.sptimes.com /2003/08/25/Opinion/Power_politics.shtml   (465 words)

 Wakefield Press – Power Politics
Power Politics chronicles the history of one such struggle in South Australia.
Households and small businesses face price hikes of around 25 per cent on the average power bill and the threat of power flouts remains strong.
Power Politics exposes the real reasons for the crisis.
www.wakefieldpress.com.au /books/powerpolitics.html   (234 words)

 Power Politics by Arundhati Roy
What we need to search for and find, what we need to hone and perfect into a magnificent, shining thing, is a new kind of politics.
Not the politics of governance, but the politics of resistance.
The politics of joining hands across the world and preventing certain destruction.
www.thirdworldtraveler.com /Arundhati_Roy/Power_Politics.html   (797 words)

 The Power of Politics
Second you must be willing to work as hard at the politics as you do your true job and finally, you must be willing to win by the sword or die by the sword: consequences.
The sophistication of any politics is proportional to the size of the organization.
I have seen that the most successful business politicians are the ones who spend most of their energy managing up, in other words, working their chain of command at the expense of being a true leader for their organization.
www.alanarnette.com /viewpoints/politics.htm   (915 words)

 Online NewsHour: Power Politics -- December 25, 2003
PAM KARLAN: Well, there has to be some limit on how far politics can go, and one of the hard questions is whether what you want to look at is the output, you know, how many seats the Democrats and how many seats the Republicans get.
PAM KARLAN: Well, the reason that the federal court got involved in the first place is because the state of Texas and its political bodies, the legislature and the governor, couldn't agree on a plan.
And I think it also has a spillover effect into all of our politics, that you're more likely as a congressman either to die in office or be indicted than you are to lose your seat in an actual general election.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/politics/july-dec03/districts_12-25.html   (2580 words)

 Power Reporting:
A report of the Urban Institute on the devolution of power and responsibility to the states.
Political junkies and anyone looking into a regulatory issue will appreciate the alerts from the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonprofit with searchable databases of U.S. campaign contributions.
There is a page for each state listing political facts, governor's bio, press contacts, information about the legislature and links to state pages.
powerreporting.com /category/Beat_by_beat/Politics_and_policy   (2544 words)

 Lebanon’s Power Politics - Council on Foreign Relations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
In February 2005 there was political upheaval in Beirut when Syrian officials were implicated in the assassination of the Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, and Syrian troops were forced to withdraw from the country, where they had been stationed since 1976.
But the group has gained political legitimacy in Lebanon, holding twenty-three seats in parliament, and has made progress toward disarmament under political pressure from other domestic factions.
The fine line between terrorism and political legitimacy is examined in this recent CFR Background QandA, with reference made to Hezbollah's evolving role in Lebanese politics.
www.cfr.org /publication/10673/lebanons_power_politics.html   (873 words)

 Music, Power, and Politics - Introduction
None of the essays makes a claim for the power of music itself to persuade, coerce, resist, or suppress; rather, the authors address the uses to which music is put, the controls placed on it, and discursive treatments of it.
Laudan Nooshin’s “Subversion and Countersubversion: Power, Control and Meaning in the New Iranian Pop Music,” a discussion of western-style pop music in a context of contemporary middle eastern religious fundamentalism, is the only essay to address music and religion explicitly.
Laudan Nooshin, the principal organizer of the BFE meeting and head of the program committee is owed a huge debt of gratitude for her vision in coordinating this extremely stimulating conference.
musicpowerpolitics.com /intro.html   (854 words)

 Amazon.fr : The Tragedy of Great Power Politics: Livres en anglais: John J. Mearsheimer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The central tenet of the political theory called "offensive realism" is that each state seeks to ensure its survival by maximizing its share of world power.
Mearsheimer, professor of political science at the University of Chicago, sets out to explain, defend and validate offensive realism as the only theory to account for how states actually behave.
This book will appeal to all devotees of political science, and especially to partisans of the "tough-minded" (in William James's sense) approach to history.
www.amazon.fr /Tragedy-Great-Power-Politics/dp/039332396X   (758 words)

 Power in politics, 12/27/99
According to a July report by the Department of Commerce, technology growth accounted for one-third of economic growth in the U.S. between 1995 and 1998.
And nowhere is the rising political influence of the tech community more evident than in election 2000.
But because of their contributions to the network revolution of the '90s, those in the tech community must flex their political muscle responsibly in election 2000.
www.networkworld.com /power99/power99-politics.html   (2085 words)

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