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Difference between Government and Politics

Main Difference

Both “Government” and “Politics” relates to the methods for  governing over a community or state. These terms relates to that system that controls a country or state. Both term are entirely different from each other. Before moving toward differences, first understand the both terms one by one.

Government

governmentGovernment is the structure by which a country, state, group or community is governed by a single person or group of people. All executive and legislative authorities in a state or community are rests with the government. In other words, it is related to administration of a state or country. Government is the means for determining policies for state and enforcing the same. All countries of the world have a specific form of  government. For example, United States is a federal public, Saudi Arabia is a monarchal government, China is a people republic and Pakistan is a federal public.

Politics

politicsPolitics is a practice or theory of influencing and governing on other people on a global or individual level. In fact, it relates to struggle of achieving and exercising an executive positions or positions of governance. It is a system of organized control over a human community or a state or country. It is the study of the distribution of power and allocation of resources at international level or national level. Skills for negotiation, law making strategies, exercising force and delegating authorities decides the political future of a politician.

Key Differences

  • Government is the main body or institution that runs the country and politics is a theory or practice that helps in running country.
  • Government is established by the winner political party of the state and all decisions are mostly decided by the ruling party while politics equally deals with the importance of ruling party and opposition party.
  • Government is a specific term that is limited to the official institutes or departments of the state while politics is a wide term that is also found in education, sports, corporations, etc.
  • Government itself shows the control over military, civil infrastructure and public while politics is the name of opinions and suggestions.

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