The 2016 U.S. Election: The Populist Moment

April 2017

Rising populism in the U.S. and beyond is calling into question the liberal-democratic bargain that has defined the postwar era. What led to Americans’ present revolt against elites, and what are its implications?

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The 2016 U.S. Election: How Trump Lost and Won

April 2017

Three factors help to explain the historically wide split between the electoral and popular vote counts: economic and political fundamentals, polarization among voters over identity issues, and the sharply divergent ways in which the candidates chose to address these issues.

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The 2016 U.S. Election: The Nomination Game

April 2017

Since the 1970s, the U.S. presidential-nomination system has become more democratic, making primary elections crucial, reducing the influence of political parties, and making it easier for outsiders to win.

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The 2016 U.S. Election: Fears and Facts About Electoral Integrity

April 2017

In 2016, concerns about the administration of elections in the United States generated highly charged partisan debates. Are the worries justified?

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