Populism and the 2016 American Election: Evidence from Official Press Releases and Twitter

@article{Lacatus2018PopulismAT,
  title={Populism and the 2016 American Election: Evidence from Official Press Releases and Twitter},
  author={Corina Lacatus},
  journal={PS: Political Science \& Politics},
  year={2018},
  volume={52},
  pages={223 - 228}
}
  • Corina Lacatus
  • Published 2018
  • Political Science
  • PS: Political Science & Politics
ABSTRACT In the past year, academics and mass media alike have spoken of populism as a necessary condition for Donald Trump’s success in the 2016 US presidential election. Despite the growing interest in populism for understanding the election, we have yet to provide a systematic analysis of the official campaign discourse and its use of populist rhetoric. To fill this gap, this article proposes an analysis of official campaign statements based on original text data from press releases… Expand

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