This paper analyzes the US presidential election of 2016, examining the patterns of industrial structure and party competition in both the major party primaries and the general election. It attempts to identify the new, historically specific factors that led to the upheavals, especially the steady growth of a “dual economy” that locks more and more Americans out of the middle class. It draws extensively on a newly assembled, more comprehensive database to identify the specific political forces that coalesced around each candidate, including the various stages of the Trump campaign.
Ferguson T., Jorgensen P., Chen J. (2018) Industrial Structure and Political Outcomes: The Case of the 2016 US Presidential Election. In: Cardinale I., Scazzieri R. (eds) The Palgrave Handbook of Political Economy. Palgrave Macmillan, London. https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-44254-3_11
The Palgrave Handbook of Political Economy. Palgrave Macmillan, London.