palace politics

palace politics

The relationships, interactions, designs, and inner workings of the top members of a political organization (not necessarily of a monarchy or empire). Used especially in relation to internal rivalry, plotting, double crossing, etc. The country has faced its fair share of problems since shaking off the dictatorship, not the least of which being the intense palace politics of the newly formed government.
See also: palace, politics
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With a radical breakaway from the heritage of his ancestors Osman and Orhan that relied on a civilian spirit rather than on an institutionalized apparatus, Fatih built the state on four pillars: the Indo-Mongolian State tradition, the customs of Genghis Khan, the right of Arabs to the sword and the palace politics of the Byzantine Empire.
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Carlson also well traces and documents the palace politics that led to Rochefort's exile after his crowning achievement, his professionalism while in a seemingly backwater assignment, and his return to grace late in the war.
Art and palace politics in early modern Japan, 1580s-1680s.
He alleged rulers were engaged in palace politics and were not showing any courage to talk to US for fear of losing the power.
Robert Hartmann, who worked with Cheney in Gerald Ford's White House, wrote in his book Palace Politics, published way back in 1980, that "whenever his private ideology was exposed, he appeared somewhat to the right of Ford, Rumsfeld, or, for that matter, Genghis Khan.
Huw Lewis accused the Welsh Labour leader of failing to attack poverty and "putting his own palace politics before the people of Wales".
51] This account has noted that even after her abdication, Shajara was still successful at manipulating palace politics to her advantage.
Surely, Palace politics should not be allowed to stand in the way of a couple's wedding vows?
Until now, the general's letter -- mysteriously leaked to the press -- was treated as a bizarre act in Russia's palace politics.