The 2016 American Presidential Campaign and the News

Implications for American Democracy and the Republic

Author: Jim A. Kuypers

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498565123

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 300

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This book examines issues such as fake news, media bias, visual meme depictions of the candidates, and social media as news during the 2016 presidential campaign. The contributors offer insights into how the campaign coverage affected the health of the American republic.

The 2016 US Presidential Campaign

Political Communication and Practice

Author: Robert E. Denton Jr

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319525999

Category: Political Science

Page: 331

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This volume focuses on the 2016 Presidential campaign from a communication perspective, with each chapter considering a specific area of political campaign communication and practice. The first section includes chapters on the early candidate nomination campaigns, the nominating conventions, the debates, political advertising and new media technologies. The second section provides studies of critical topics and issues of the campaign to include chapters on candidate persona, issues of gender, wedge issues and scandal. The final section provides an overview of the election with chapters focusing on explaining the vote and impact of new campaign finance laws and regulations in the 2016 election. All the contributors are accomplished scholars in their areas of analysis. Students, scholars and general readers will find the volume offers a comprehensive overview of the historic 2016 presidential campaign.

Identity Crisis

The 2016 Presidential Campaign and the Battle for the Meaning of America

Author: John Sides,Michael Tesler,Lynn Vavreck

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691174199

Category: HISTORY

Page: 352

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A gripping, in-depth account of the 2016 presidential election that explains Donald Trump’s historic victory Donald Trump’s election victory stunned the world. How did he pull it off? Was it his appeal to alienated voters in the battleground states? Was it Hillary Clinton and the scandals associated with her long career in politics? Were key factors already in place before the nominees were even chosen? Identity Crisis provides a gripping account of the campaign that appeared to break all the political rules—but in fact didn’t. Identity Crisis takes readers from the bruising primaries to an election night whose outcome defied the predictions of the pollsters and pundits. The book shows how fundamental characteristics of the nation and its politics—the state of the economy, the Obama presidency, and the demographics of the political parties—combined with the candidates’ personalities and rhetoric to produce one of the most unexpected presidencies in history. Early on, the fundamental characteristics predicted an extremely close election. And even though Trump’s many controversies helped Clinton maintain a comfortable lead for most of the campaign, the prediction of a close election became reality when Americans cast their votes. Identity Crisis reveals how Trump’s victory was foreshadowed by changes in the Democratic and Republican coalitions that were driven by people’s racial and ethnic identities. The campaign then reinforced and exacerbated those cleavages as it focused on issues related to race, immigration, and religion. The result was an epic battle not just for the White House but about what America is and should be.

Political Marketing in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

Author: Jamie Gillies

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319593455

Category: Political Science

Page: 122

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This edited collection is one of the first books to focus on the distinctive political marketing and branding strategies utilized by the candidates and their parties in one of the most gripping elections in U.S. history. It considers why this election was so unusual from a political marketing perspective, calling for new explanations and discussions about its implications for mainstream political marketing theory and practice. At a time of political upheaval, candidates from both parties – Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders in particular – have appeared to overturn the conventional wisdom that has hitherto dominated U.S. politics: that candidates should appear ‘presidential’, be politically experienced and qualified to run for office, and avoid controversial and politically incorrect positions. This book presents scholarly perspectives and research with practitioner-relatable content on practices and discourses that look specifically at the Trump, Clinton and Sanders campaigns and how they took current understandings of political marketing and branding in new directions.

Fremd in ihrem Land

Eine Reise ins Herz der amerikanischen Rechten

Author: Arlie Russell Hochschild

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593507668

Category: Political Science

Page: 429

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In vielen westlichen Ländern sind rechte, nationalistische Bewegungen auf dem Vormarsch. Wie ist es dazu gekommen? Arlie Russell Hochschild reiste ins Herz der amerikanischen Rechten, nach Louisiana, und suchte fünf Jahre lang das Gespräch mit ihren Landsleuten. Sie traf auf frustrierte Menschen, deren "Amerikanischer Traum" geplatzt ist; Menschen, die sich abgehängt fühlen, den Staat hassen und sich der rechtspopulistischen Tea-Party-Bewegung angeschlossen haben. Hochschild zeigt eine beunruhigende Entwicklung auf, die auch in Europa längst begonnen hat. Hochschilds Reportage ist nicht nur eine erhellende Deutung einer gespaltenen Gesellschaft, sondern auch ein bewegendes Stück Literatur. "Jeder, der das moderne Amerika verstehen möchte, sollte dieses faszinierende Buch lesen." Robert Reich "Ein kluges, respektvolles und fesselndes Buch." New York Times Book Review "Eine anrührende, warmherzige und souverän geschriebene, ungemein gut lesbare teilnehmende Beobachtung. ... Wer ihr Buch liest, versteht die Wähler Trumps, weil sie auf Augenhöhe mit ihnen und nicht über sie spricht." FAZ

The Power of the People

The Story of the U.S. Presidential Election of 2016 and How and Why It Made History

Author: Bethany Potter

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 1480848050

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 26

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On June 16, 2015, a man named Donald Trump announced, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am officially running for President of the United States, and we are going to make our country great again! Since Trump was a businessman who never held public office, hardly anyone took him seriously. After all, what does a reality TV star know about running a country? The presidential campaign began, as did the debates. Trump said some outrageous things! Most politicians and news reporters laughed because no other candidate talked like him. The media believed he was just a big joke, but across America, people started listening. People started to believe, especially as he visited struggling families and factories about to close. He went to places where crime and violence made it dangerous for children to walk to school. He went to places where terrorism was trying to take root. He went to the American people and listenedand the crowds grew because Trump, a businessman, understood. This is the story of the U.S. Presidential Election of 2016 and how and why it changed history forever.

Sex and Gender in the 2016 Presidential Election

Author: Caroline Heldman,Meredith Conroy,Alissa R. Ackerman

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440859426

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

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In order to understand the motivations for and implications of Hillary Clinton's historic run for the White House— and her subsequent defeat—the authors explore sexism and gender bias in U.S. political and social culture. • Analyzes original data such as Twitter hashtags, exit polls, and other public opinion data • Goes beyond women-in-politics research to consider gender as a barrier to political equality • Describes the media's involvement in perpetuating gender stereotypes • Considers rape culture as an important aspect of both the Trump campaign and the general election

Furcht

Trump im Weißen Haus

Author: Bob Woodward

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644002738

Category: Political Science

Page: 512

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Bob Woodward, die Ikone des investigativen Journalismus in den USA, hat alle amerikanischen Präsidenten aus nächster Nähe beobachtet. Nun nimmt er sich den derzeitigen Präsidenten vor und enthüllt den erschütternden Zustand des Weißen Hauses unter Donald Trump. Woodward beschreibt, wie dieser Präsident Entscheidungen trifft, er berichtet von eskalierenden Debatten im Oval Office und in der Air Force One, dem volatilen Charakter Trumps und dessen Obsessionen und Komplexen. Woodwards Buch ist ein Dokument der Zeitgeschichte: Hunderte Stunden von Interviews mit direkt Beteiligten, Gesprächsprotokolle, Tagebücher, Notizen – auch von Trump selbst – bieten einen dramatischen Einblick in die Machtzentrale der westlichen Welt, in der vor allem eines herrscht: Furcht. Woodward ist das Porträt eines amtierenden amerikanischen Präsidenten gelungen, das es in dieser Genauigkeit noch nicht gegeben hat.

Unsere Revolution

Wir brauchen eine gerechte Gesellschaft

Author: Bernie Sanders

Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage

ISBN: 3843715750

Category: Political Science

Page: 464

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Bernie Sanders zeigt, dass eine wahre gesellschaftliche Erneuerung nur von links geschehen kann. Seine Ideen eines modernen demokratischen Sozialismus sind wichtiger als je zuvor – für die USA und für die ganze Welt. In der führenden Nation des Westens spielen die Belange der Mittelschicht und der Geringverdiener, aber auch die des Umweltschutzes und der Minder heiten eine empörend geringe Rolle. Doch der Sozialist Bernie Sanders kämpft weiter für eine politische Revolution: für eine Ökonomie, die nicht nur Jobs schafft, sondern auch für gerechte Löhne sorgt; für ein Gesundheitswesen, das allen zugute kommt; für den nachhaltigen Schutz unserer Umwelt — und gegen jede Form von Rassismus. Nur so wird es gelingen, den USA und der ganzen Welt eine bessere Zukunft zu schaffen. Sanders’ Buch ist die linkspolitische Agenda für alle, die mit dem Primat der Profitgier und der Willkür des Establishments nicht einverstanden sind und nach neuen Wegen jenseits des Raubtierkapitalismus suchen.

The Role of Twitter in the 2016 US Election

Author: Christopher J. Galdieri,Jennifer C. Lucas,Tauna S. Sisco

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319689819

Category: Political Science

Page: 121

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This book assembles six chapters by respected and emerging scholars in political science and communication to produce a first sustained look at Twitter's role in the 2016 US Presidential Election. While much attention has already been paid to Trump's use of Twitter as a phenomenon—how it helps drive news cycles, distracts attention from other matters, or levies attacks against rivals, the news media, and other critics—there has been little scholarly analysis of the impact Twitter played in the actual election. These chapters apply an impressive diversity of theoretical explanations and methodological approaches to explore how this new technology shaped an American election, and what impact it could have in the future.

Trumped

The 2016 Election That Broke All the Rules

Author: Larry Sabato,Kyle Kondik,Geoffrey Skelley

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442279400

Category: Political Science

Page: 250

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In 2016, Donald Trump broke almost all the rules of politics to win the Republican nomination and, even more improbably, to edge out heavily favored Hillary Clinton in one of the great upsets in presidential campaign history. In Trumped: The 2016 Election That Broke All the Rules, Larry Sabato, Kyle Kondik, and Geoffrey Skelley, leading experts in American politics, bring together respected journalists, analysts, and scholars to examine every facet of the stunning 2016 election and what its improbable outcome will mean for the nation moving forward under a Trump administration. In frank, accessible prose, each author offers insight that goes beyond the headlines and dives into the underlying forces and shifts that drove the election from its earliest developments to its dramatic conclusion as one of the greatest upsets in presidential campaign history. Trumped will be an indispensable read for political junkies and all students of American politics. Contributions by Alan Abramowitz, Matt Barreto, David Byler, Anthony Cilluffo, Rhodes Cook, Robert Costa, Ariel Edwards-Levy, Natalie Jackson, Kyle Kondik, Susan MacManus, Diana Owen, Ron Rapoport, Larry Sabato, Greg Sargent, Tom Schaller, Gary Segura, Geoffrey Skelley, Walter Stone, Michael Toner, Karen Trainer, Sean Trende, and Janie Valencia.

Alternative Facts

Fake News, Tweets & the 2016 Election

Author: William Goodspeed

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 0998885312

Category: Humor

Page: 186

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In the spring of 2015, Americans were enthused about the upcoming 2016 Presidential Election. The election promised two new major party candidates and the prospect of a serious, constructive debate over America’s issues, both foreign and domestic. The campaign started with Secretary Hillary Clinton’s ‘spontaneous’ road trip to Iowa in a Scooby Doo van in April 2015. Not only did Secretary Clinton meet many ordinary Americans, she learned about self-serve gasoline and the delectable beauty of McDonald’s Quarter Pounder with Cheese. The Road Trip, it turned out, was a preview of an election campaign never before seen in America—or anywhere else in the known universe. Clinton’s van ride was soon eclipsed by Donald Trump’s famous escalator ride to announce his candidacy as a Republican. Where else but America could a reality TV star, thrice-married casino owner and real estate mogul make a serious bid for President? With Donald Trump’s entry, the race for President became more like Survivor than a serious campaign. Every day, the candidate generously heaped insults on his opponents by Twitter. He also infamously insulted Rosie O’Donnell, Pope Francis, Megyn Kelly and a former Miss Universe, calling her “Miss Piggy.” The Republican race became a circus act, complete with nicknames like “Little Marco”, “Lyin’ Ted” and “Low-energy Jeb.” The size of Donald Trump’s hands became a central issue in the primaries. As the field narrowed, the race hinged on two essential issues for America’s future: Secretary Clinton’s emails and Donald Trump’s comments about groping women. It was a battle of Titans, ultimately won by Mr. Trump in a shocking upset. The President-elect savored his victory by claiming widespread voter fraud. Alternative Facts presents a satirical history of the 2016 Campaign, from the Van Ride to the Election. Filled with hysterical articles poking fun of the candidates and the press, Alternative Facts is littered with relevant Tweets from the candidates

An Unprecedented Election: Media, Communication, and the Electorate in the 2016 Campaign

Author: Benjamin R. Warner Ph.D.,Dianne G. Bystrom,Mitchell S. McKinney Ph.D.,Mary C. Banwart

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440860661

Category: Political Science

Page: 450

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Written by leading scholars in the field of political communication, this book provides a comprehensive accounting of the campaign communication that characterized the unprecedented 2016 presidential campaign. • Provides detailed coverage of the most salient issues in the 2016 campaign from multiple perspectives and frames of reference • Presents contributions from top scholars in political communication representing the very best doctoral programs in the field, including numerous past presidents of the National Communication Association's political communication division • Includes all-original, multi-methodological, quantitative and qualitative research, giving readers a fuller understanding of the trends in and effects and content of political communication in the election

Die Vierte Politische Theorie

Author: Alexander Dugin

Publisher: Arktos

ISBN: 1907166629

Category: Political Science

Page: 238

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Alle politischen Systeme der Moderne sind die Ergebnisse dreier unterschiedlicher Ideologien: Die erste und älteste ist die liberale Demokratie, die zweite ist der Marxismus und die dritte ist der Faschismus. Die zwei letzteren sind längst gescheitert und aus der Geschichte ausgeschieden; die erstere fungiert nicht mehr als Ideologie, sondern als etwas Selbstverständliches. Die Welt befindet sich heute am Rand einer postpolitischen Realität, in der die Werte des Liberalismus so tief eingewurzelt sind, daß sich der Durchschnittsmensch der Wirkung einer Ideologie in seiner Umwelt gar nicht bewußt ist. So droht der Liberalismus den politischen Diskurs zu monopolisieren, die Welt mit einer universalistischen Gleichheit zu überschwemmen und alles zu vernichten, was die verschiedenen Kulturen und Völker einzigartig macht. Laut Alexander Dugin bedarf es, um diesem Schicksal zu entgehen, einer vierten Ideologie, welche in den Scherben der ersten drei nach etwaigen brauchbaren Elementen sucht, doch selbst innovativ und einzigartig bleibt. Dugin bietet für diese neue Theorie nicht Punkt für Punkt ein Programm, sondern zeichnet in Umrissen den Rahmen, in dem sie sich entwickeln könnte und die Thematik, die sie behandeln muß. Die Vierte Politische Theorie soll die Mittel und Begriffe der Moderne gegen sie anwenden, um gegenüber der Kommerzialisierung eine Rückkehr der kulturellen Vielfalt, der traditionellen Weltanschauungen aller Völker der Welt zu zeitigen - und das in einem völlig neuen Kontext. Geschrieben von einem Wissenschaftler, der die Ausrichtung heutiger russischer Geopolitik aktiv beinflußt, ist Die Vierte Politische Theorie eine Einführung in eine Idee, die die politische Zukunft der Welt verändern könnte.

Politics of Meaning/Meaning of Politics

Cultural Sociology of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

Author: Jason L. Mast,Jeffrey C. Alexander

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331995945X

Category: Social Science

Page: 292

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The 2016 U.S. presidential election revealed a nation deeply divided and in flux. This volume provides urgently needed insights into American politics and culture during this period of uncertainty. The contributions answer the election’s key mysteries, such as how contemporary Christian evangelicals identified in the unrepentant candidate Trump a hero to their cause, and how working class and economically struggling Americans saw in the rich and ostentatious candidate a champion of their plight. The chapters explain how irrationality is creeping into political participation, and demonstrate how media developments enabled a phenomenon like “fake news” to influence the election. At this polarized and contentious moment, this volume satisfies the urgent need for works that carefully analyze the forces and tensions tearing at the American social fabric. Simultaneously intellectual and accessible, this volume is designed to illuminate the 2016 U.S. presidential election and its aftermath for academics and students of politics alike.

The Presidency and Social Media

Discourse, Disruption, and Digital Democracy in the 2016 Presidential Election

Author: Dan Schill,John Allen Hendricks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351623184

Category: Political Science

Page: 356

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The media have long played an important role in the modern political process and the 2016 presidential campaign was no different. From Trump’s tweets and cable-show-call-ins to Sander’s social media machine to Clinton’s "Trump Yourself" app and podcast, journalism, social and digital media, and entertainment media were front-and-center in 2016. Clearly, political media played a dominant and disruptive role in our democratic process. This book helps to explain the role of these media and communication outlets in the 2016 presidential election. This thorough study of how political communication evolved in 2016 examines the disruptive role communication technology played in the 2016 presidential primary campaign and general election and how voters sought and received political information. The Presidency and Social Media includes top scholars from leading research institutions using various research methodologies to generate new understandings—both theoretical and practical—for students, researchers, journalists, and practitioners.

Identity Crisis

The 2016 Presidential Campaign and the Battle for the Meaning of America

Author: John Sides,Michael Tesler,Lynn Vavreck

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691196435

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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A gripping in-depth look at the presidential election that stunned the world Donald Trump's election victory resulted in one of the most unexpected presidencies in history. Identity Crisis provides the definitive account of the campaign that seemed to break all the political rules—but in fact didn't. Featuring a new afterword by the authors that discusses the 2018 midterms and today's emerging political trends, this compelling book describes how Trump's victory was foreshadowed by changes in the Democratic and Republican coalitions that were driven by people's racial and ethnic identities, and how the Trump campaign exacerbated these divisions by hammering away on race, immigration, and religion. The result was an epic battle not just for the White House but about what America should be.

Is This Any Way to Run a Democratic Election?

Author: Stephen J. Wayne

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351383809

Category: Political Science

Page: 258

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The 2016 elections are over, but the debate over the fairness and accuracy of our electoral process has never been more contentious. Hacking, fake news, a 'rigged system,' voter ID challenges, Super PACs, and an Electoral College defying the popular vote count all lead to a common question and concern: Is this any way to run a democratic election? New to the Sixth Edition New data and timely illustrations from the 2016 elections. Social media (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter) and their impact. Fake news vs. more objective and traditional election news coverage. Election integrity in the face of hacking, rumoring, and instantaneous news. Money—the role of Super PACs and billionaire donors as well as candidates. Updates and refinements to pedagogical features including chapter introductions, end of chapter exercises, and online references in the suggested readings.

Polls, Expectations, and Elections

TV News Making in U.S. Presidential Campaigns

Author: Richard Craig

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739191500

Category: Social Science

Page: 252

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This study of U.S. presidential campaign coverage argues that journalists often tell audiences what actions candidates should take on the campaign trail based solely on whether they’re leading or trailing in the polls. The study of TV coverage of the last twelve elections shows that such “expectation setting” has increased dramatically over time.

American Discontent

The Rise of Donald Trump and Decline of the Golden Age

Author: John L. Campbell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190872438

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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The 2016 presidential election was unlike any other in recent memory, and Donald Trump was an entirely different kind of candidate than voters were used to seeing. He was the first true outsider to win the White House in over a century and the wealthiest populist in American history. Democrats and Republicans alike were left scratching their heads-how did this happen? In American Discontent, John L. Campbell contextualizes Donald Trump's success by focusing on the long-developing economic, racial, ideological, and political shifts that enabled Trump to win the White House. Campbell argues that Trump's rise to power was the culmination of a half-century of deep, slow-moving change in America, beginning with the decline of the Golden Age of prosperity that followed the Second World War. The worsening economic anxieties of many Americans reached a tipping point when the 2008 financial crisis and Barack Obama's election, as the first African American president, finally precipitated the worst political gridlock in generations. Americans were fed up and Trump rode a wave of discontent all the way to the White House. Campbell emphasizes the deep structural and historical factors that enabled Trump's rise to power. Since the 1970s and particularly since the mid-1990s, conflicts over how to restore American economic prosperity, how to cope with immigration and racial issues, and the failings of neoliberalism have been gradually dividing liberals from conservatives, whites from minorities, and Republicans from Democrats. Because of the general ideological polarization of politics, voters were increasingly inclined to believe alternative facts and fake news. Grounded in the underlying economic and political changes in America that stretch back decades, American Discontent provides a short, accessible, and nonpartisan explanation of Trump's rise to power.