A Different Way of Looking at United States Presidential Elections. A New Analysis of Political Science

This entry is part 14 of 31 in the series Vol 1-2016

Abstract: Every time the presidential election process begins, a question keeps troubling both scholars and citizens. «Does the best man go to the White House?». This essay obviously does not pretend to answer. It wants instead to offer a different point of analysis in order to fuel the debate. It’s not simple for an European citizen understand what is really happening. The way the American elections are conducted and presented has nothing to do with the European democratic involvement and television landscape. So, to try to understand what happens overseas this essay looks up to the movies that focus on the electoral competition. In fact, movies are more than a simple reflection of the citizens’ opinion. They also take part in the its formation and, so, they show those images which they have partly created themselves.

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