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The 2016 US presidential election: Explanations and implications of the Trump presidency

On 9 February 2017, the Hertie School hosted a discussion on how Donald Trump is altering longstanding US governance norms. Moderated by Charlotte Potts (Deutsche Welle/ZDF), David Karol (Associate Professor of Government, University of Maryland), Mark Kayser (Hertie School), and Desmond King (Andrew W. Mellon Professor of American Government, University of Oxford) discussed how the new administration threatens to erode political norms that had already been weakened in recent years.

“Norms were in decline even before [Donald] Trump came on the scene,” Karol said. "But Trump has ignored standards that have a long tradition in American politics: refusing to release his income taxes, failing to create a true blind trust, attacking judges by name, making false, irresponsible statements." Listen now ...

 

Desmond King and Mark Kayser took a close look at some of the numbers surrounding Donald Trump’s electoral victory. 

King also spoke with our Hertie School student magazine The Governance Post about the 2016 election and the role of identity in the US electorate, in the article The future of a divided nation.

Panel discussion - The 2016 US presidential election: Explanations and implications of the Trump presidency
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Mark Kayser, Professor of Applied Methods and Comparative Politics,
David Karol, Associate Professor of Government, University of Maryland
Desmond King, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of American Government, University of Oxford