How do leaders' idiosyncrasies are developed, and
how do these, in turn, impact their political
behaviour? This study traces the idiosyncratic behaviour of
Presidents Andrew Jackson and Donald Trump. It details four
historical traditions - Hamiltonian, Wilsonian, Jeffersonian, and
Jacksonian. The study expands upon Jacksonian tradition and
sees that how Trump pursued this tradition and how is his
political behaviour remained similar to that of Andrew Jackson.
Three specific areas in which these variables are determined are
personal lives, narcissism and authoritarian behaviour, and
populism and corruption. The paper also charts out the ways and
means through which Donald Trump's administration is termed
as Jacksonian in nature.
1-Muhammad Nadeem Mirza : Faculty Member, School of Politics and International Relations, Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad. Pakistan.2-Summar Iqbal Babar : Faculty Member, School of Politics and International Relations, Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad. Pakistan.3-Farheen Qasim Nizamani : Faculty Member, Department of Media & Communication Studies, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, 76080, Sindh, Pakistan.
Andrew Jackson, Donald Trump, Idiosyncrasy, Leadership, Political Personality profiling, Populism