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CEFR C2 Vocabulary - Politics

Here you will learn all the essential words for talking about Politics, collected specifically for level C2 learners.

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CEFR C2 Vocabulary
utopia
[noun]
an imaginary state or location where everything is perfect
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absolutism
[noun]
the belief in a political theory that stands for giving the total power to a single person or government at all times
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populism
[noun]
a type of politics that purports to represent the opinions and desires of ordinary people in order to gain their support
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totalitarianism
[noun]
the belief in and implementation of a political system where the government possesses absolute control over its citizens
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psephology
[noun]
the scientific study of elections, including the analysis of voting patterns, behavior, and electoral systems, to understand and predict political outcomes
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agitprop
[noun]
the political propaganda, especially in the form of art, literature, or media, used to promote a particular ideology, cause, or political agenda
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brinkmanship
[noun]
the practice of pushing a dangerous situation or confrontation to the edge of disaster, often with the intention of achieving a specific outcome
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constitutionalism
[noun]
the commitment to governing in accordance with the principles and provisions specified in a constitution, promoting the rule of law and safeguarding individual rights
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dog whistle
[noun]
a coded message intended to be understood by a particular group while remaining unnoticed or ambiguous to others
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geopolitics
[noun]
the study of how geography influences global political and economic interactions
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power politics
[noun]
the use of political, economic, or military power to achieve and maintain influence and control on the global or national stage
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fanaticism
[noun]
the extreme political or religious beliefs often accompanied by intolerance for different views
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militarism
[noun]
the belief that a country must have a strong military force in order to seem more powerful
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statism
[noun]
the belief in or practice of giving a central government significant control over social and economic affairs
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unilateralism
[noun]
the practice or principle of a nation or party taking actions, making decisions, or forming alliances without seeking or considering the approval, consensus, or cooperation of others
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incumbent
[noun]
the current holder of a particular office or position, especially in politics
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sedition
[noun]
the act of rebellion or resistance against established authority, typically through speech or conduct
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skirmish
[noun]
a short, political argument, particularly between rivals
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suffrage
[noun]
the right or privilege of casting a vote in public elections
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siege
[noun]
the act of surrounding the enemy, a town, etc. and cutting off their supplies so that they would surrender
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to promulgate
[verb]
to make a formal statement presenting a new rule, law, etc. that is going to be put into action
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caucus
[noun]
a party meeting to discuss policy or select candidates
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bipartisan
[adjective]
involving the cooperation or agreement of two political parties, especially those usually opposed to each other, to achieve a common goal or outcome
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