Decoding Trump’s election — Part 2: Hillary Clinton’s underperformance

Debates about what led to the defeat of Hillary Clinton, initially regarded as the favorite candidate in the 2016 presidential run, will be around for a while. Pollsters and scholars have been presenting different explanations for the unexpected Donald Trump's victory ranging from bad campaigning strategy to the spiral of silence. I have my own … Continue reading Decoding Trump’s election — Part 2: Hillary Clinton’s underperformance

Decoding Trump’s election — Part 1: The rise of authoritarianism

I have been wondering about blogging social science tidbits for a while. The 2016 U.S. presidential election was not in my shortlist of hot topic -- especially for the opening post! -- but given the (for some) surprising outcome, I will start this blog sharing a few finding that may help us to put some … Continue reading Decoding Trump’s election — Part 1: The rise of authoritarianism