2016 Presidential Election

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    The use of gendered language in speeches made by Trump and Clinton adhered to stereotypes of the roles of male and female leaders

The use of gendered language in speeches made by Trump and Clinton adhered to stereotypes of the roles of male and female leaders

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Speeches delivered by Donald J. Trump and Hillary Rodham Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign contained many uses of gendered language. David McGuire, Abbi MacKenzie and Heather Kissack evaluate the use of first person singular pronouns, anger, swear words, cognitive language and tentative wording to develop an insight into how both candidates delivered important messages and framed their public […]

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    This election was about race, not class or a dispossessed majority

This election was about race, not class or a dispossessed majority

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While many argue that Trump owes his victory to those living in poverty and political exclusion, Rajesh Venugopal of LSE Development argues that this race was about race- while being poor was a contributing factor to who people voted for in this election, voting for Trump had more to do with being white than those other factors.

Was Donald Trump’s victory a revolt of […]

The Hillary coalition that never was

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Recent commentary on the presidential election has sought to pinpoint where Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton lost to Republican President-elect Donald Trump. Royal Holloway Doctoral Researcher Rakib Ehsan identifies three key reasons behind the election result: anti-establishment sentiment driving Trump’s vote in traditional Democratic Party strongholds, an Obama-Clinton “enthusiasm gap” among African-Americans, and a better-than-expected Republican showing among Hispanic voters […]

Welcome to Trumpland

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Walter Dean Burnham, of the University of Texas, Austin, warns that with Donald Trump’s victory amidst the rise of the alt-right, America should prepare itself for a tumultuous roller-coaster of a presidency over the next four years.

 

The triumph of Donald Trump was shockingly unexpected. Two technical failures played a particular role: the failure of the media and their allies, the […]

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    What Donald Trump could do to ‘make America great again’ without destroying free trade

What Donald Trump could do to ‘make America great again’ without destroying free trade

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Investors are looking for signs that the populist agendas of his campaign will be left where they belong: on the campaign trail, writes Simeon Djankov.

For nearly two years, unsettling comments by US presidential candidates rattled international investors. The prospect of US trade wars with China and Mexico hit global markets, already weakened by the surprising result of the Brexit […]

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    What does the Trump triumph mean for journalism, politics and social media?

What does the Trump triumph mean for journalism, politics and social media?

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Professor in the Department of Media and Communications at the LSE and Director of Polis, Charlie Beckett, looks at who is to ‘blame’ for Trump’s election and what this means for the future of media.

There’s been a wonderful arc to the blame narrative in the wake of Donald Trump’s decisive victory in the Presidential election.

I’m talking here mainly about […]

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    Trump’s election represents the popular rejection of an unreachable American Dream

Trump’s election represents the popular rejection of an unreachable American Dream

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Last night Donald Trump won the US presidential election in a shock upset, defying both the political establishment and the pollsters. Here, Mary Evans of the LSE Gender Institute looks at how Trump voters feel excluded from joining the middle class and disillusioned with the American Dream.

To say the result of the Presidential Election is less than welcome to […]

An isolationist America will be bad for the world

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Europe has to impress on the Americans that it can benefit from free trade, writes Sir Christopher Pissarides.

Many things have been said during this presidential campaign and many talked about the bad things we should expect from each candidate, especially Donald Trump. But I will talk about economics – just one thing that was pushed hard by Trump: trade.

America […]

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    Donald Trump wins the presidential election, but what does this mean for American foreign policy?

Donald Trump wins the presidential election, but what does this mean for American foreign policy?

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Last night Donald Trump won the US presidential election in a shock upset, defying both the political establishment and the pollsters. Here, the US Centre’s Nicholas Kitchen reflects on what this means for American foreign policy, and global reactions to these developments.

For the last six months I’ve been asked: what would a Trump presidency mean for American foreign policy? […]

What to look for in tonight’s presidential debate

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Tonight sees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump meet for the first presidential debate at Hofstra University in New York. US Centre Director Peter Trubowitz comments on what to look for tonight, writing that while much of it will be theatre, what the candidates say and how they comport themselves will matter to voters.
What are you looking for in tonight’s […]

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