Monthly Archives: April 2016

Do Citizens Feel Well Represented?

By Katherine V. R. Sullivan, Université de Montréal What is the story? Elections are designed to ensure that citizens’ views are taken into account by the political decision-makers. The hope is that voters will support the candidates/parties that represent their viewpoints and that as a consequence their views will have an indirect influence on the […]

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Democracy and football

By Ignacio Lago, Univesitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona * The influence of politics on sports and more specifically on football (soccer) has been widely discussed, but no hard empirical evidence can be found in political science, economics or sports science research. We fill this gap by examining whether the competitive balance in football domestic leagues (i.e. […]

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