How theatre can help us understand Donald Trump and Brexit

Hans-Ludwig Buchholz

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle


When it comes to the chaotic policies of Donald Trump or the seeming irrationality of Brexit, traditional political explanations can fail to produce satisfactory answers.

Political science may help to solve some of these riddles, but far from all. For example, scholars may be able to argue that those disappointed or marginalised by the US political establishment voted for Trump’s promises. Or they could claim that people voted for the UK to leave the EU because it was seen as the project of a rich elite.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
PublisherThe Conversation UK
Publication statusPublished - 10 May 2017

Bibliographical note

Hans-Ludwig Buchholz receives funding from the German Academic Scholarship Foundation.


  • Literature
  • Arts
  • Politics
  • Culture
  • Brexit
  • Donald Trump
  • Drama


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