Will Trump Tax Native American Reservations?

The Tea Party as Obama's adversary and Trump's pioneer

Based on the present study, Michael Oswald examines the Tea Party as a strategic movement with which a conservative network was able to generate a massive influence on politics in the USA. The author sees the intention behind the communication structure of the Tea Party to generate political influence for specific interests. In particular, she advocates free markets and limited government. Overall, her campaign even suggests a reinterpretation attempt with which she wants to redefine - reframe - the heuristics and beliefs that prevail in the USA. Not least with her radicalization and her anti-establishment course she laid the foundation for Donald J. Trump's rise.

The content

  • Grassroots as a strategy
  • Beliefs of Christians
  • Think tanks
  • Social protest movements
  • Republican Party
The target groups
  • Researchers, lecturers and students of political science, American studies and strategic communication
  • Political advisor, political scientist, strategist

The author
Michael Oswald works for teaching and research at the Chair of Political Science at the University of Passau, Associate Research Fellow and lecturer at the John F. Kennedy Institute at Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin, Faculty Member at CIFE and Nautilus Politikberatung.

Keywords

Strategic Movement Constructing an Ideology Socialism Frame Strategic Protest Movement Ideological Coherence

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1. Chair of Political ScienceUniversity of PassauPassauGermany

About the authors

Michael Oswald works for teaching and research at the Chair of Political Science at the University of Passau, Associate Research Fellow and lecturer at the John F. Kennedy Institute at Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin, Faculty Member at CIFE and Nautilus Politikberatung.

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