Why did Trump win? Populism and the 2016 US elections
Why did Donald Trump win the 2016 US elections? Is Trump's populism a threat to democracy? Benjamin Moffitt at the Dept. of Political Science talks about populism, democracy, and why Donald Trump won the 2016 US elections.
Benjamin Moffitt's research explores the intersection of comparative politics, contemporary political theory and political communications, and focuses on contemporary populism across the globe. He is particularly interested in the ways in which populism is conceptualised, and how populism affects and interacts with democracy, political representation and contemporary media politics.
Benjamin's first book, The Global Rise of Populism: Performance, Political Style and Representation is out now on Stanford University Press.
More information about Benjamin Moffit's research can be found on the website of the Department of Political Science.
March 28, 2018
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