The Monroe Group’s new book, The Trump Presidency: From Campaign Trail to World Stage, edited by members Mara Oliva and Mark Shanahan, is now available and there is just one week to go before the digital book launch, which begins on Monday 8th October 2018. The launch will involve an exciting series of blogs by the contributors of the collection. They will be published here on our website as follows:

8th October: Mark Shanahan, University of Reading

12th October: Mark White, Queen Mary University of London

15th October: Iwan Morgan, University College London

19th October: Lee Marsden, University of East Anglia

22 October: Richard Johnson, Lancaster University

26th October: Kevern Verney, Edge Hill University

29th October: Clodagh Harrington, DeMontfort University

2nd November: Alex Waddan, University of Leicester

5th November: Maria Ryan, University of Nottingham

9th November: Mara Oliva, University of Reading


The edited collection delves into the key aspects of the Trump campaign promises around immigration, trade, social and foreign policy, and unpicks how the first year of the presidency has played out in delivering them. It charts his first year from both historical and contemporary political standpoints, and in the context of comparative pieces stacking Trump’s performance against Gold-standard presidents such as Reagan, Kennedy and the last ‘outsider’, Eisenhower. Focusing in on a number of key elements of the presidency in depth, it offers a unique perspective on a presidency like no other, drawing on the overriding themes of populism, nativist nationalism and the battle for disengagement from the neoliberal power generation.

If you are interested, the book can now be purchased at stores including Waterstones and online at Amazon and Palgrave Macmillan: