(Answered) POLI330N Week 4 Discussion: Differences and Similarities between Presidential and Parliamentary Systems

Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:

  • Textbook: Chapter 7, 8
  • Lesson
  • Minimum of 1 scholarly source (in addition to the textbook)

Initial Post Instructions
Discuss the differences and similarities between the presidential and parliamentary systems, including the executive and legislative branches. Which system do you feel serves its citizen better? Why? Use evidence (cite sources) to support your response from assigned readings or online lessons, and at least one outside scholarly source.

Follow-Up Post Instructions
Respond to at least two peers or one peer and the instructor. Further the dialogue by providing more information and clarification. Minimum of 1 scholarly source which can include your textbook or assigned readings or may be from your additional scholarly research.

Writing Requirements

  • Minimum of 3 posts (1 initial & 2 follow-up)
  • Minimum of 2 sources cited (assigned readings/online lessons and an outside scholarly source)
  • APA format for in-text citations and list of references


Parliamentary and presidential systems are the most commonly adopted types of government systems. The two have very distinct features. For one, the parliamentary system is headed by a prime minister. He or she is directly elected by the members of parliament (Quirk, 2019). The system is characterized by a fusion of powers. That is, the powers of the prime minister are drawn from and connected to the parliament. …Click link below to purchase full tutorial at $5