The Freedom Caucus and Factionalism in the Trump Era

  • Patrick HomanEmail author
  • Jeffrey S. Lantis


This chapter shifts focus to the disequilibrium of the Trump era, and studies ways that modern factions have become even more empowered by an insurgency presidency. Far-right conservatives with deeply held social values have challenged family planning provisions in foreign aid legislation, and the Freedom Caucus employed traditional and nontraditional means to help end U.S. engagement in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (the Iran nuclear deal). These cases highlight important connections between factional struggle and foreign policy outcomes.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceDominican UniversityRiver ForestUSA
  2. 2.Department of Political ScienceThe College of WoosterWoosterUSA

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