This timely and significant book provides a comprehensive overview of right-wing ideology and policy-making in the years since Ronald Reagan left office, and an explanation of the reasons why the Republicans, the ‘party of Reagan’, turned towards Donald Trump.
The authors assess the ways in which the Reagan legacy, rather than the empirical realities of his tenure, has impacted economic, social and cultural policy formation and conservative efforts at reshaping the United States. They also evaluate the changing relationships between different ideological currents on the right. Against this background, The American Right After Reagan discusses Trump’s insurgent populism and the profound tensions that have marked his presidency.
This thought-provoking book will prove invaluable to scholars in political science and American Studies, in particular those studying US domestic or foreign policy during this period. It will also provide useful insights for those seeking to understand the recent rise of right-wing populism and Trump’s ascendancy.
|Publisher:||Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||9.25(w) x 6.12(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Edward Ashbee, Professor (MSO) in American Politics and Policy, Department of International Economics, Government and Business, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, John Dumbrell, Professor of Government, Durham University, (retired) and Alex Waddan, Associate Professor in American Politics and American Foreign Policy, University of Leicester, UK
Table of Contents
Contents: 1. Introduction: the legacy of the Reagan revolution 2. Economic policy: reconfiguring the supply - side 3. Drowning government in the bathtub: restructuring social provision 4. Conservative foreign policy: Reagan to Trump 5. The right and the ‘culture wars’ 6. The impact of the populist challenge 7. The Trump Administration 8. Afterword Index