The Roots of Right-Wing Populism: Donald Trump in 2016

  title={The Roots of Right-Wing Populism: Donald Trump in 2016},
  author={T. Ferguson and Benjamin I. Page and Jacob E. Rothschild and A. Chang and J. Chen},
  journal={International Journal of Political Economy},
  pages={102 - 123}
  • T. Ferguson, Benjamin I. Page, +2 authors J. Chen
  • Published 2020
  • Political Science
  • International Journal of Political Economy
  • Abstract Using survey data from the American National Election Study (ANES) and aggregate data on Congressional districts, this article assesses the roles that economic and social factors played in Donald J. Trump’s 2016 “populist” presidential candidacy. It shows the hollowness of claims that economic issues played little or no role. While agreeing that racial resentment and sexism were important factors, the article shows how various economic considerations helped Trump win the Republican… CONTINUE READING


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