Intro to political science - chapter 1: understanding politics. Politics are ubiquitous meaning they can be found in all facets of life. Though we typically think of politics as having to do with governments, politicians and corruption (in some cases) it has much more of an effect on our everyday lives than that. Politics and our governments plans dictate our access to education, healthcare, and many other resources. Politics help fund pension, disability and welfare funds. Politics don"t have any universally accepted de nitions for many concepts seeing as they are experience and understood differently in different places in the world. Even something like democracy has different de nitions around the world. While we may de ne it as free elections, other countries believe that democracy is achieved only when a government is for and by the people, even if they weren"t necessarily elected by means of popular vote.