How do you think this difference impacts the kind of people who are chosen?

Discussion question one

 

1 Identify a few key differences between a parliamentary and a presidential system. How is the top leader selected differently? How do you think this difference impacts the kind of people who are chosen?

 

 

Discussion question two

 

2. The lecture this week suggests that the U.S. Supreme Court is the least democratic branch of government, and yet it serves an important function in our democracy.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of having a branch of government that is not democratically elected? Would you change the way the court is appointed?