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PSCI 2306: AMERICAN GOVERNMENT LAWS AND INSTITUTIONS EXAM 1 STUDY GUIDE 1) Define politics -The process of influencing the actions of officials and the policies of a nations, state, locality, or 2) Explain what is the law and what are institutions. 3) Explain the purpose of politics. 4) Describe direct democracy and indirect democracy. 5) What are the differences between a delegate and a trustee? 6) Explain the social contract. 7) Explain how citizens benefit from participating in a democracy. 8) Define and explain other forms of government including oligarchies and monarchies