What does political science know about how President-elect Donald Trump is likely to govern? TMC has run a variety of posts on aspects of this question. Here you go:
How populists lead and how they affect their voters
- Populist leaders undermine democracy in these 4 ways. Would a President Trump?
- Some people are comparing Donald Trump to populist leftist Hugo Chávez. That’s mostly wrong. The difference between Trump and Chávez mirrors the difference between what scholars call exclusionary and inclusionary populism.
- Can you threaten to jail your opponent in a democracy? Some countries hold elections but aren’t actually democracies. Here’s what they look like.
- Voting for populists makes citizens angrier and more discontented.
- Donald Trump may be showing us the future of right-wing politics. His proposals are in keeping with long-standing trends in U.S. history and society, with the rejection and nativism that have erupted after each immigration wave.
How Trump’s proposals may work in practice
- Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton support paid family leave. That’s a breakthrough.
- Here’s what could happen if President Trump tore up the Iran nuclear deal.
- Will Donald Trump really build that wall? Here’s a new research tool for figuring out which promises presidents keep.
- Trump’s border wall will become a lot less popular if he actually tries to build it.
How a president’s power may (or may not) be constrained by the U.S. system of government
- So what would a Trump presidency actually be like? He’ll have less power than he — or you — imagine.
- No, White House lawyers would not prevent President Trump from overstepping his constitutional bounds
- Note to Donald Trump: Here’s why you can’t run the U.S. government the way you run a business
- Okay, Trump may be Machiavellian. But which Machiavelli?
What’s coming for the Republican Party