Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 September 2017

88 Pages

7.8 x 5.0 inches

ISBN: 9781526122988

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The Trump revolt

First Edition

Edward Ashbee

Published by Manchester University Press

Pocket Politics

  • Provides a concise overview of Trump's surprise win in the 2016 US presidential election
  • Looks at the ideas that defined his campaign and their debt to right-wing populism, the "Alt-Right" and paleo-conservatism
  • Surveys the character of the Trump electorate and the shifts within the white working-class that allowed Trump to secure a majority in the Electoral College while at the same time losing the popular vote
  • Argues that although there are similarities and overlaps between the Trump campaign and the populist surge in much of Europe, the structural characteristics of the American state create anger and resentment and thereby fueled Trump>'s campaign

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