The British Journal of Sociology presents a specia issue in November 2017 containing reflections on the US election and related political developments in Europe, such as the 'Brexit' referendum in the UK.
The aim of the collection is to ask how can we understand the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States, and what sense sociologists in particular can make of the political events that are now shaping political and social life in the US, the UK, and elsewhere. We will examine the dimensions of sociology to which the election result calls attention – for example, populism, nationalism, racism. inequality, anti-elite politics, migration, finance, and expertise – as well as considering the broader global patterns in which Donald Trump’s election appears to fit. The papers included in this exciting and significant special issue will reflect on how we – as citizens as well as scholars – should respond to these events.
Contributors include: Michèle Lamont, Lisa McKenzie, Mike Savage, Patrick Le Galès, Desmond King, Noam Gidron, Peter A. Hall, Gurminder K. Bhambra, Bart Bonikowski, Bo Yun Park, Elena Ayala- Hurtado, Michael McQuarrie, Paul Pierson, Magne Flemmen, Leslie McCall and Ann Shola Orloff