Articles by Liam Kneafsey

September 27, 2021

Sport and politics do mix, but match results don’t swing elections

Liam Kneafsey
Several studies have suggested that 'irrelevant events' outside politicians’ control, like sports results or lotteries, affect voting behaviour. Such findings raise worrying questions for democracy. Yet, write Stefan Müller and Liam Kneafsey, these concerns may be overstated. In Ireland, a country with a strong sporting tradition, match outcomes do not influence citizens’ assessments of government performance, or voting behaviour
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Liam Kneafsey
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Trinity College Dublin

Liam’s academic interests include political communication, media politics, sports and politics, political economy, and political violence.

His work has been published in Political Science Research and Methods, Review of International Political Economy, and Public Administration.

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