Articles by Stefan Müller

09 2021

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

Stefan Müller
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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06 2021

How ‘mask diplomacy’ helps cultivate a positive image of China abroad

Stefan Müller
China seeks to control the international narrative on its role in the pandemic. But while Beijing cannot always deflect criticism, its mask diplomacy efforts and external propaganda streams do affect China’s image, write Samuel Brazys, Alexander Dukalskis and Stefan Müller
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Stefan Müller
Assistant Professor and Ad Astra Fellow, School of Politics and International Relations, University College Dublin

Stefan’s research interests include political representation, party competition, political communication, public opinion, and quantitative text analysis.

His work has been published in the Journal of Politics, Political Communication, the European Journal of Political Research, and Political Science Research and Methods, among others.

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