The Political Economy of Donald J. Trump

  • Jasmin HabibEmail author
  • Michael Howard
Part of the The Evolving American Presidency book series (EAP)


In this chapter, Jasmin Habib and Michael Howard provide an assessment of the political economy which brought Trump to power under the “America First” slogan. They also argue that Trump in power will attempt to reengineer policies along populist nationalist lines, both domestically and internationally. While endeavoring to provide higher employment for American workers and greater profits for American businesses, such policies will undermine the globalized economic order and the global reach of the American imperium.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceUniversity of WaterlooWaterlooCanada
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsUniversity of WaterlooWaterlooCanada

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