How Trump Governs: An Assessment and a Prognosis

Michael A. Genovese
Cambria Press
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What do the early days of the Trump presidency tell us about the president’s style? Foregrounding this study with a background of how the president’s unorthodox style led him to win the election, renowned political scientist and presidentials studies scholar Michael A. Genovese looks at the transition period and the usual 100-day standard on which presidents are judged. Genovese presents five tests to see how things have measured up, from Trump’s campaign management to putting together Team Trump to the vision presented in his inaugural address and the first hundred days of the Trump presidency. In addition to looking at President Trump’s leadership style and comparing it with previous presidents, the book examines the campaign promises made and whether they have been or will be fulfilled and why. Not only encapsulating this critical period, this book also looks down the road to see what potential opportunities and challenges President Trump will face and how he might address these. Written in a highly accessible manner, How Trump Governs will be a valuable read for both scholars and general readers.

About the Author
Michael A. Genovese is Professor of Political Science, President of World Policy Institute, and the Loyola Chair of Leadership Studies at Loyola Marymount University. He is the author of numerous highly acclaimed books, including The Encyclopedia of the American Presidency, The Power of the American Presidency 1789-2000, and The Paradoxes of the American Presidency. In addition to many accolades for his scholarship, Dr. Genovese was awarded the prestigious American Political Science Association's Distinguished Teaching Award for 2017.