City and Community
Sociology & Anthropology
How can we explain the rise of President Trump and the attraction of his campaign behavior before and since he took office? We argue here that the collapse of ‘intermediate structures’ has been a key factor; that the associations and groups which are building blocks of pluralistic politics have been eroded to such an extent that Trump’s personality politics have been able to take over the political stage.
Milofsky, Carl and Harris, Margaret. "The Collapse of Intermediate Structures?." City and Community (2017) : 131-135.