New Publication by Research Student Zung Nguyen Vu: ‘Why Walls are Winning Elections’

zungnguyenvuA new article by UPD Research Student Zung Nguyen Vu, ‘Why Walls are Winning Elections’, in The Public Sphere: Journal of Public Policy is available online.

Introduction:
Everyone is talking about the wall that Trump has threatened to build between the US and Mexico.  Looking at the election map, it’s obvious that another wall is quietly rising inside the US: between small town Middle America and the cosmopolitan coasts. Why are walls – the physical barrier and the metaphor – so powerful in 2016? Why are Americans voting for more division?

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