04/07/16 What’s the Difference between ‘POLITICS’ & ‘POLICY’?


Politics (usually singular but always with –s) is used to talk about the theory and practice of government, the profession of government, conflicts between governing groups, and related ideas.
I don’t know much about politics, but I always support the

[whatever] Party.
You talk beautifully – you should be in politics.

Policy means a “political line” or a rule of behavior (not necessarily connected with politics).
After the war, our foreign policy was rather confused. (NOT …foreign politics…)
It’s not my policy to believe everything I hear.
It’s the firm’s policy to employ a certain number of people with disabilities.