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Published: 26 November 2020

240 Pages


ISBN: 9780190096489

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The Securitarian Personality

What Really Motivates Trump's Base and Why It Matters for the Post-Trump Era

John R. Hibbing

  • Offers a novel theoretical claim that strong Trump supporters are driven by vigilance, not fear or authoritarianism
  • Draws from an original national survey that includes over 1,000 strong Trump supporters
  • Explains why modern politics is so intense, explosive, and polarizing and provides insight into the approaches likely to increase levels of political civility in the future
  • Considers what will happen to hardcore Trump supporters in the post-Trump era

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