Proposal Title

What Happens When You Throw The World’s Biggest Party: The Political Impact of Hosting FIFA’s World Cup

Primary Faculty Mentor’s Name

Darin Van Tassell

Proposal Track

Student

Session Format

Poster

Abstract

This research effort is a comparative study on the political impact on host countries holding the World Cup. Specifically, are the impacts different for a developed country compared to a developing country? The two countries that I will use as case studies are Germany (host of the 2006 World Cup) and South Africa (host of 2010 World Cup). Such cases offer excellent insight into the immense amount of political power associated with the World Cup -- especially the preceding year of the tournament due to the host country being under a proverbial microscope.

Information in this analysis will be anticipated to come in several forms. First being legislation that was on the floor or being passed during these times. The other will be archival research on electoral trends from two years prior and two years after the tournament was held in Germany and South Africa as well as other previous host countries. When researching the electoral trends I will be look to see if there is more of a political shift in local governments or at the federal level, if there is any shift at all.

Location

Concourse/Atrium

Presentation Year

2014

Start Date

11-15-2014 9:40 AM

End Date

11-15-2014 10:55 AM

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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What Happens When You Throw The World’s Biggest Party: The Political Impact of Hosting FIFA’s World Cup

Concourse/Atrium

This research effort is a comparative study on the political impact on host countries holding the World Cup. Specifically, are the impacts different for a developed country compared to a developing country? The two countries that I will use as case studies are Germany (host of the 2006 World Cup) and South Africa (host of 2010 World Cup). Such cases offer excellent insight into the immense amount of political power associated with the World Cup -- especially the preceding year of the tournament due to the host country being under a proverbial microscope.

Information in this analysis will be anticipated to come in several forms. First being legislation that was on the floor or being passed during these times. The other will be archival research on electoral trends from two years prior and two years after the tournament was held in Germany and South Africa as well as other previous host countries. When researching the electoral trends I will be look to see if there is more of a political shift in local governments or at the federal level, if there is any shift at all.