BROKEN THREADS: THE UNITED STATES PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN A WORLD OF PANDEMIC COMPLEXITY

Carlos Frederico Pereira da Silva Gama

Resumo


This article presents a case study (the 2020 Presidential Election in the United States) in order to analyzing ongoing changes at domestic politics and foreign relations of a world superpower. It portrays a qualitative analysis informed by a bibliographic revision of the aforementioned topics. 2020 began with President Donald Trump dully avoiding an impeachment trial and trumpeting his divisive economic achievements (at the expenses of World Trade Organization and US partners). His mastery of a self-professed “art of the deal” at least seemed plausible as a set of political stunts. On the other hand, the Democratic Party remained splintered. The impeachment attempt put the party on the back foot, propelling POTUS’ premature campaigning. With populism on the rise on the world stage, for a while – it seemed – Trump could stand a chance at reelection. At the shadow of a global epidemic, Trump’s walls and fiery unilateralism fell down pretty quickly.


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COVID-19; Donald Trump; Nationalism; Presidential Election; United States.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4273522

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