Trump and the Party-in-Organization: Presidential Control of National Party Organizations

  title={Trump and the Party-in-Organization: Presidential Control of National Party Organizations},
  author={Boris Heersink},
  journal={The Journal of Politics},
  pages={1474 - 1482}
  • Boris Heersink
  • Published 25 July 2018
  • Political Science
  • The Journal of Politics
The election of Donald Trump not only placed a political outsider in the center of power in America’s federal government, it also put him in a dominant position within the Republican Party as a national organization. While political scientists have traditionally described the parties’ national committees as inconsequential but impartial service providers, scholars have also long argued that incumbent presidents have considerable control over their party’s national committee. In this article, I… 

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