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What are Donald Trump's politics?

Updated Tuesday 10th January 2017

OU academics from the Department of Politics and International Studies talk about the 'populist' politics of Donald Trump and the rise of populism more widely.

The surprise victory of such an unconventional candidate has left commentators scrambling to make sense of his victory and try to assess some of the likely consequences in domestic politics in the US. Questions also arise as to whether his success, and the success of other populist movements in Europe, mark a significant shift in the political climate away from existing debates about left and right. In this audio Tendayi Bloom asks Geoff Andrews and Richard Heffernan about the ‘populist’ politics of Donald Trump, how that form of politics might unfold within the constraints of the US politics system and about the rise of populism more widely.

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