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Trump’s Coup and Insurrection: Biden’s Challenge and Opportunity

Parmar, I. ORCID: 0000-0001-8688-9020 (2021). Trump’s Coup and Insurrection: Biden’s Challenge and Opportunity. Insight Turkey, 23(1), pp. 35-50. doi: 10.25253/99.2021231.4


President Donald Trump’s attempted coup and insurrection’s political effects are set to continue in the future because the enabling conditions have deep historical roots, its support reaches far into the U.S. state, broad sections of the Republican Party and elector-ate, military, and law enforcement. It will have national and global implications. There is a feeling that the imperial homeland is on the brink of a descent into the abyss. Although the U.S. political system appears to have squeaked through a major stress test, the political re-verberations of Trumpism will remain for some time to come. There is no ‘return to normalcy’ the country craves for, without reforms to a system that advantages the politics of extremism in the Republican Party. President Biden has the challenge and opportunity to extir-pate Trumpism and white supremacy from the U.S. body politic –but does he have the political will?

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This article has been published in Insight Turkey. All rights reserved. DOI: 10.25253/99.2021231.4
Publisher Keywords: Donald Trump, Trumpism, Attempted Coup, U.S. Political System
Subjects: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Departments: School of Arts & Social Sciences > International Politics
Date available in CRO: 14 May 2021 08:32
Date deposited: 14 May 2021
Date of acceptance: 20 February 2021
Date of first online publication: March 2021
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