Special Issue of Policy Studies
Donald Trump’s Legacy and Effects
The Trump presidency has been one of the most eventful and controversial in American history, with consequences for the governance and policy of the United States and beyond. While Trump left office claiming a long list of ‘Trump Administration Accomplishments’, his time in office was also marked by a hailstorm of criticism. But beyond the sensationalist tweets and news stories, what policy effects did he bring?
This volume provides an extensive and authoritative set of studies evaluating Donald Trump’s impact on American society and beyond. It provides a new layered framework for assessing the policy impact of leaders, which can be used for understanding presidential and prime ministerial leadership more widely. Chapters then explore his impact on American democracy, congress, the supreme court, the economy, the covid pandemic, the environment, American soft power, the international system and more.
Articles will appear here upon publication in early view on a rolling basis, and ahead of the full double special issue of Policy Studies:
- Assessing the policy effects of political leaders: a layered framework, Toby S. James (FREE, OPEN ACCESS)
- America After Trump: From “Clean” to “Dirty” Democracy?, Roberto Foa (Cambridge) and Yascha Mounk (Johns Hopkins).
- Trump and the ‘Deep State’, Robert B. Horwitz (University of California, San Diego).
- Trump and racial equality in America, [author withheld]
- President Trump and Congress, Laura Ellyn Smith (Oxford University), (FREE, OPEN ACCESS) .
- Trump’s lasting impact on the judiciary, Christine Nemacheck (William and Mary)
- Donald Trump’s impact on the Republican Party, Michael Espinoza (Texas, Rio Grande Valley).
- The macro-economic impact of Trump, Benjamin Born (Frankfurt), Gernot Mueller (Tübingen), Moritz Schularick (Bonn) and Petr Sedlacek (Oxford University).
- Trump’s (mis)management of the COVID-19 pandemic in the US. Naim Kapucu (University of Central Florida) and Donald Moynihan (Georgetown University).
- Trump’s Authoritarian Neoliberal Governance and the US-Mexican Border, Mònica Clua-Losada and Michelle Keck (University of Texas Rio Grande Valley)
- The environmental legacy of Donald Trump, Elizabeth Bomberg (Edinburgh University) (FREE, OPEN ACCESS)
- President Trump’s Transgender Moral Panic, Christopher Pepin-Neff and Aaron Cohen (Sydney University).
- The Visual Politics and Policy of Donald Trump, Dermot Hodson (Birkbeck, University of London).
- Cybersecurity Policy and the Trump Administration, Jacob Shively (University of West Florida).
- Trump’s Jacksonian and Jeffersonian Foreign Policy, Jan Niklas Rolf (Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences, Germany).
- Trump and US Soft Power, Myunghee Kim and Jonathan Knuckey (University of Central Florida)
- The Trump Administration and China: Policy Continuity or Transformation? Edward Ashbee (Copenhagen Business School) and Steven Hurst (Manchester Metropolitan University).
Conclusion: The policy effects of Donald Trump, Toby S. James.
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