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Gridlock, Crisis, and Obama

John L. Campbell

in American Discontent: The Rise of Donald Trump and Decline of the Golden Age

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190872434
eISBN:
9780190872465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190872434.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Chapter 7 explains that the financial crisis and Barack Obama’s presidency pushed political polarization into extreme political gridlock in Washington. Americans became disgusted. The 2008 financial ... More


American Discontent: The Rise of Donald Trump and Decline of the Golden Age

John L. Campbell

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190872434
eISBN:
9780190872465
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190872434.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This book is about how Donald Trump, who had no prior public service, became president of the United States. It argues that Trump capitalized on a wave of increasing public discontent that stemmed ... More


How Did This Happen?

John L. Campbell

in American Discontent: The Rise of Donald Trump and Decline of the Golden Age

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190872434
eISBN:
9780190872465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190872434.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Chapter 1 summarizes the book’s core argument—that Donald Trump’s rise to the presidency did not occur so much from the contingencies of the election per se (e.g. his campaign strategy, Russian ... More


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