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It refers to achieving and exercising positions of governance—organized control over a human community, particularly a
A variety of methods are deployed in politics, which include promoting one's own political views among people,
The word comes from the same Greek word from which the title of
Formal politics refers to the operation of a constitutional system of government and publicly defined institutions and procedures. Political parties, public policy or discussions about war and foreign affairs would fall under the category of Formal Politics. Many people view formal politics as something outside of themselves, but that can still affect their daily lives.
Semi-formal politics is politics in government associations such as neighborhood associations, or student governments where
Informal politics is understood as forming alliances, exercising power and protecting and advancing particular ideas or goals. Generally, this includes anything affecting one's daily life, such as the way an office or household is managed, or how one person or group exercises influence over another. Informal Politics is typically understood as everyday politics, hence the idea that "politics is everywhere".