All you ever wanted to know about the 2016 US elections

drapeau-americain-usa-etats-unisThe 45th president of the United States will be elected on November 8th during the 58th American presidential election. The president will be inaugurated on January 20th.

Donald Trump (Republicans) and Hillary Clinton (Democrats) are the two main party candidates. One of them will most likely take the presidential reigns from Barack Obama, who has been in office since 2009.

Here, you can find some reliable information on this subject. Some of these resources are only available to the HEC community but most are available to everybody.

Enjoy reading ! 🙂



Who are the players and the rules of the game ?

Tout comprendre aux primaires américaines en une vidéo

logo-le-mondeVidéo, Le Monde, 2 février 2016, 5min12

La saison des primaires partisanes s’ouvre aux États-Unis avec la tenue lundi des caucus de l’Iowa. Ce processus devra désigner d’ici l’été les candidats démocrate et républicain pour la présidentielle de novembre. Mais au fait, qu’est-ce qu’une primaire ? En quoi est-ce différent d’un caucus ? Comment cela fonctionne-t-il ? Réponse en vidéo.

clipart-thumbs-upOui c’est une élection au suffrage indirect. Mais encore ?

Le Monde a concocté une vidéo à la fois complète et ludique qui détaille toutes les subtilités du fonctionnement des élections américaines. Prenez le temps de la regarder !


Is Hillary good for business ?

Article from Tory Newmyer. Fortune, vol. 174 issue 4, pp 74-81, September 2016 15th

The article analyzes the economic growth plan offered by 2016 U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and whether her proposals would benefit the U.S. economy. It discusses her rhetoric during the Democratic Party primary campaign, particularly concerning the financial services industry, her tax policy, and her views on the commercial treaty known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). It also discusses her relationship with corporate America.


Clinton vs Trump

Article from Russ Banham. CFO, vol. 32, issue 8, October 2016

The article presents views of economists of wide-ranging political leanings on 2016 U.S. presidential candidates’ positions on corporate taxes, global trade, health care, immigration, finance, regulation and energy. It analyzes the impact that Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton’s and her Republican counterpart Donald Trump’s policy proposals could have on business.


The Millennial Effect: Millions of votes are up for grabs among the country’s youngest subset of voters

Article from Andrew Soergel. U.S.News & world report. September 2016 6th

Young voter turnout has historically been difficult to count on. But after Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders connected with the country’s youngest voting demographic to help propel his unexpectedly successful primary campaign, it’s tough to overlook the youth vote. Millennials, or the demographic between the ages of 18 and 35, are often discussed as if they’re a separate species, with their own unique values, wants and needs that politicians can either cater to or overlook entirely.


RĂ©publicans Vs DĂ©mocrats: a divided nation

logo_radio-canada_rgb_web_couleur1Les 11 nations américaines

Article de Alain Labelle. Radio Canada. 11 juillet 2017

Les armes Ă  feu, l’avortement, l’immigration… Une kyrielle de sujets divisent les AmĂ©ricains et influencent leur vote. Mais comment expliquer cet important clivage dans les valeurs fondatrices du pays? Portrait des Nations-DĂ©sunies d’AmĂ©rique.


What Are The Differences Between The Republican And Democratic Parties: sciBRIGHT Politics

Vidéo, sciBRIGHT, April 2016 19th, 7min12

Learn about the differences between the Republican Party and the Democratic Party in the United States. The Democrats and Republican’s are the two most popular and powerful political parties in the United States of America, but what are the differences between the Republican’s and Democrats when it comes to taxation, raising the minimum wage, gun control, limit of the government and abortions?


the-divide-over-americas-future-1950-or-2050The divide over America’s future: 1950 or 2050?

Study from Betsy Cooper, Ph.D., Daniel Cox, Ph.D., Rachel Lienesch, Robert P. Jones, Ph.D.. Public Religion Research Institute. October 2016 25th

PRRI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to research at the intersection of religion, values, and public life. Its mission is to help journalists, opinion leaders, scholars, clergy, and the general public better understand debates on public policy issues and the role of religion and values in American public life by conducting public opinion surveys and qualitative research.


Who will eventually win?

Americans’ Desire for Third Party Persists This Election Year

Article de Jeffrey M. Jones. Gallup news services, September 2016 30th

The article discusses the results of a poll conducted by consulting firm from September 7-11, 2016 revealing that majority of Americans continue to believe that a third major U.S. political party is needed. Topics mentioned include a comparison of the Americans’ ratings of the parties and presidential candidates between the previous years, the view of half of Republicans that a third party is indeed needed, and the implications of Americans’ usual preference for a third major political party.


Les États-Unis virent inexorablement à gauche

Vidéo de Christian Chavagneux. Xerfi. 28 septembre 2016, 3min30

Quel que soit le rĂ©sultat des Ă©lections amĂ©ricaines du 8 novembre prochain, la nouvelle gĂ©nĂ©ration des Ă©lecteurs amĂ©ricains est en train de virer Ă  gauche. Telle est la conclusion surprenante du livre de Christophe Deroubaix, L’AmĂ©rique qui vient. Le premier facteur de transformation est dĂ©mographique. On peut le prĂ©voir dès maintenant : en 2042, avec 49,9 % de la population, les Blancs seront devenus minoritaires dans le pays. Et ils reprĂ©senteront la partie la plus âgĂ©e de la population. Or, la jeune gĂ©nĂ©ration qui est en train de monter affiche d’autres valeurs que les anciens.  […]


telegraph_logo.jpgUS election 2016 polls and odds tracker: How likely is Hillary Clinton to beat Donald Trump, with some polls giving her double-digit lead

Article from Ashley Kirk. The Telegraph. October 2016 26th

The race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton to become the next US President is in its final week, with the election becoming increasingly bitter. Until election day, on 8 November, follow our poll tracker to keep up-to-date with who’s on top. Based on polling data from RealClearPolitics, we have state-by-state predictions and an estimate of the overall electoral college vote.




geopolitique-des-etats-unisThere is a selection of books about American civilization and the 2016 presidential elections that are at your disposal, courtesy of the HEC Library.

Among them, you can read the book Géopolitique des États-Unis de Thomas Snégaroff et Alexandre Andorra

Reference number 2-103 SNE