The election of Donald Trump as 45th President of the United States raised a number of questions about what the effects of such a development would bear on American foreign policy and the international system as a whole. Four years later, this essay attempts to take stock of the Trump administration’s score in the specific field of democracy promotion. Considered to be one of the constituent elements of the liberal order created by the United States in the aftermath of the Second World War, this aspect immediately seemed to be in tension with the positions of the new President. The thesis of the article is that, beyond the distance that this administration has created between the policies of democracy promotion “on the ground”, which have laboriously continued to be pursued, and the U turn in “high politics” related to presidential action, the greatest damage is probably that inflicted on American democracy as a possible model to imitate.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] The United States and the promotion of democracy. A Trump administration budget|
|Title of host publication||LA PRESIDENZA TRUMP: BILANCIO ED EREDITÀ|
|Number of pages||26|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|
- Promozione della democrazia