USAbroad – Journal of American History and Politics https://usabroad.unibo.it/ <p><strong>USAbroad – Journal of American History and Politics – ISSN 2611-2752</strong> is the first Italian academic journal entirely dedicated to the study of U.S. history and politics. It is published annually by an editorial board of early-career scholars based in Italy and across Europe. Its goal is to offer an occasion to publish innovative and ground-breaking academic research to Italian and international postgraduate and early-career researchers.</p> en-US <p>Copyrights and publishing rights of all the texts on this journal belong to the respective authors without restrictions.</p><div><a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/" rel="license"><img src="https://i.creativecommons.org/l/by/4.0/88x31.png" alt="Creative Commons License" /></a></div><p>This journal is licensed under a <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/" rel="license">Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License</a> (<a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode">full legal code</a>). <br /> See also our <a href="/about/editorialPolicies#openAccessPolicy">Open Access Policy</a>.</p> usabroad@unibo.it (USAbroad Editorial Team) ojs@unibo.it (OJS Support) Thu, 07 Apr 2022 11:49:43 +0200 OJS 3.2.1.4 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 Social Change and Political Representation in the Long Cycles of American History https://usabroad.unibo.it/article/view/14599 Marta Gara Copyright (c) 2022 Marta Gara https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://usabroad.unibo.it/article/view/14599 Thu, 07 Apr 2022 00:00:00 +0200 Bringing the History Back into Social and Political Sciences https://usabroad.unibo.it/article/view/14654 <div> <p class="CorpoA"><span lang="EN-US">This contribution is based on four assumptions: 1) the social and political sciences should rebuild a systematic relationship with history, 2) this is urgent if we want to give depth to the analysis of new phenomena on a global scale that have characterized this long decade following the Great Recession, 3) sociology and political science need to build research of a comparative nature that will stand the test of time, 4) the crisis of democracies is the unifying topic that today requires a comparison between the crisis of American democracy with the crises of European democracies. This, however, can be done realistically only by understanding the historical uniqueness that characterizes each political system.</span></p> </div> Mattia Diletti Copyright (c) 2022 Mattia Diletti https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://usabroad.unibo.it/article/view/14654 Thu, 07 Apr 2022 00:00:00 +0200 Representations of Citizens/hip in 230 Years of American History. A Diachronic Corpus-assisted Approach https://usabroad.unibo.it/article/view/13995 <div><span lang="EN-GB">The paper examines how American presidents have discursively constructed citizens (and citizenship) over more than two hundred years of American political history from an interdisciplinary perspective. As one deeply contested concept in different political arenas (Wiesner et al 2017), involving aspects of collective identities, citizens/hip has been at the very heart of Western democracies since ancient times, although its significance has gradually increased in modern periods (Marshall 1950, Bayley et al. 2013).</span></div> Cinzia Bevitori, Anna Marchi Copyright (c) 2022 Cinzia Bevitori, Anna Marchi https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://usabroad.unibo.it/article/view/13995 Thu, 07 Apr 2022 00:00:00 +0200 “A Robin Hood Taking Over the Empire”: Donald Trump’s Revival https://usabroad.unibo.it/article/view/13507 <p>Since the founding of the Northern colonies and the creation of the United States, conservative Christianity’s involvement in the political realm has followed cycles of activity and subsequent retreat into passivity. Donald Trump’s presidency, and the support he gathered from major religious right’s organizations as well as conservative Christian voters, represent the latest of such cycles of involvement and withdrawal. But if his defeat signaled the end of yet another participation cycle for the movement, Trump’s figure managed nonetheless to usher in the white Christian nationalist revival some his voters were longing for.</p> Chiara Migliori Copyright (c) 2022 Chiara Migliori https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://usabroad.unibo.it/article/view/13507 Thu, 07 Apr 2022 00:00:00 +0200 The ‘Second Wave’ of Political Time Scholarship. And, Beyond! https://usabroad.unibo.it/article/view/13625 <p>This essay is structured around a review of the ‘second wave’ of scholarship extending Stephen Skowronek’s presidentially centered political time theory. It introduces this theory, which is arguably the most prominent account of American long cycles being studied by Political Scientists today. Then it highlights how acolytes are making progress applying political time theory in the Comparative Politics, Public Law, and Americanist / Presidency fields. Finally, the essay turns to bring original thought to questions of interest to all students of historical cycles. Namely, it considers the nature of political time and the drivers that cause the cycle to turn.</p> Curt Nichols Copyright (c) 2022 Curt Nichols https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://usabroad.unibo.it/article/view/13625 Thu, 07 Apr 2022 00:00:00 +0200