The 1996 U.S. Elections and the Electoral Shift

The 1996 U.S. Elections and the Electoral Shift

  • 13 April 1996

The lecture started by looking at the transformation
of the American body politic from 1991–96. The end
of the Cold War and the structural insecurities of
an economy undergoing a transformation from an
industrial to a technological base significantly altered
the way in which the American public regards the
world and their place in it.
Then it focused on questions about how successful
the Republicans were in addressing this sea change
in the American electorate and how the Democrats
have managed to regroup after the devastating
Congressional election loss in 1994. What effects
would these successes and failures have on the
November 1996 elections and what would the mood
of the general public be? How this would affect the
elections was subsequently explored. A final comment
focused on the affects these elections will have on US
foreign policy.

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Saturday 13 April 1996

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Saturday 13 April 1996

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