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Obama v. Trump: The Politics of Rollback

Clodagh Harrington and Alex Waddan


This monograph examines how Trump’s election as President signals a rollback of the Obama years. In 2008, in what seemed a seminal moment for the country’s politics, the United States elected an African American as President. Yet, eight years later, in the form of Donald Trump, the nation put in office a man who was the very antithesis of his predecessor. The book determines what can legitimately be regarded as the legacy of the Obama presidency and investigates how far the Trump administration has reversed it. The analysis is embedded in a historical context, based on examination and scrutiny ... More

Keywords: Donald Trump, Barack Obama, American presidency, leadership style, policy rollback

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781474447003
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474447003.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Clodagh Harrington, author
De Montfort University

Alex Waddan, author
University of Leicester