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Politics as Performance: will the American fascination with 'Trump style' survive the 2018 midterms?

The US Centre hosted Erik Bucy for a discussion of how Trump’s performances relate to those of recent presidential candidates, including not just Hillary Clinton in 2016 but Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in 2012—and on how ‘Trump Style’ is resonating among voters in the 2018 congressional elections. 


Erik Bucy

Erik Bucy is a Visiting Senior Fellow in the Department of Government at the LSE (June to December 2018) and the Marshall and Sharleen Formby Regents Professor of Strategic Communication in the College of Media and Communication at Texas Tech University. He is the author of Image Bite Politics: News and the Visual Framing of Elections (with Maria Elizabeth Grabe, Oxford, 2009) and editor of the Sourcebook for Political Communication Research: Methods, Measures, and Analytical Techniques (with R. Lance Holbert, Routledge, 2013). His research interests include visual framing in news coverage and nonverbal analysis of politics, civic engagement with digital technologies, and public opinion about the press. Bucy is the former editor of Politics and the Life Sciences, an interdisciplinary journal published by Cambridge University Press.



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David Smith is a British Academic Visiting Fellow and Senior Lecturer in American Politics and Foreign Policy at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney.



Cheryl Schonhardt-Bailey

Cheryl Schonhardt-Bailey is Professor in Political Science in the LSE Department of Government.

This event was held on 31st October 2018.


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