White collar crime perspectives on deregulation under Trump

dc.contributor.authorDeschner, Finn
dc.contributor.supervisorGray, Garry
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-13T17:32:28Z
dc.date.available2021-09-13T17:32:28Z
dc.date.copyright2021en_US
dc.date.issued2021-09-13
dc.degree.departmentDepartment of Sociologyen_US
dc.degree.levelMaster of Arts M.A.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis employs a qualitative content analysis of media sources to investigate the erosion of controls on elite actors under the Trump administration. Findings demonstrate the emergence of an aggressive new trend of deregulatory politics, involving the wholesale disarming of a wide range of regulatory bodies and regulators, removal of protective policies and safety nets for consumers, minority populations, and the environmental sphere. Concerningly, much of the rhetoric through which such actions are justified opposes rational modes of governance and further polarizes U.S. racial divides while undermining the media, courts and legal structures, and the scientific community as external regulators. This populist bent belies the extent to which neoliberal continuities are maintained and expanded. These aggressive changes foreshadow increasing opportunities for white-collar crime and elite deviance, as elite actors are left to self-regulate and navigate a fast-changing and nebulous regulatory landscape with lacking oversight and accountability. The implications of these findings are significant to the field of white-collar crime, suggesting a widening arena of opportunity for elite deviance and warranting a renewed challenge to crimes of the powerful.en_US
dc.description.scholarlevelGraduateen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1828/13380
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rightsAvailable to the World Wide Weben_US
dc.subjectTrumpen_US
dc.subjectwhite collar crimeen_US
dc.subjectderegulationen_US
dc.subjectUnited Statesen_US
dc.subjectmediaen_US
dc.titleWhite collar crime perspectives on deregulation under Trumpen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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