The Relation between Trumpism and Compliance with the Rules during the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Procedural Justice Perspective

Valentina Pavlović Vinogradac, Marijan Vinogradac, Irena Cajner Mraović


The COVID-19 pandemic is undoubtedly one of the more significant events that marked the 21st century and changed the world. Also, the 21st century was marked by the peculiar rule of USA President Donald Trump. Trumpism as a concept has influenced many aspects of people's lives around the world. Drawing on statements by former USA President Donald Trump regarding the global pandemic, the question arises as to whether trumpism could have had aglobal scale to spread the virus. As procedural fairness is one of the essential factors for compliance, this paper relates the concepts of procedural justice, compliance, and trumpism. The paper offers a unique review of literature and research, providing practical implications and suggestions for future international comparative research of these concepts.


COVID-19 pandemic; trumpism; procedural justice; compliance with the rules

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