Scott Jedlicka, an assistant professor in sport management, will speak in the fourth and final Sport Management Research Meeting of the Fall 2017 semester. His presentation, “A Compatibility Issue: International Sport Events and Domestic Polities,” will occur 4-5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 15, in Cleveland Hall 255 in Pullman.
In the last decade, international sport and multi-sport events seem to be receiving a warm welcome from undemocratic regimes. Dr. Jedlicka’s study attempts to empirically verify whether the ostensible shift toward autocratic host destinations is actually taking place. As international sport organizations struggle to reclaim the moral authority eroded by scandal, the association of sport with autocratic regimes may bring further unwanted scrutiny and undermine these organizations’ pursuit of public redemption.
Sport Management research meetings are organized by the Sport Management program at Washington State University. They occur monthly and feature faculty and student presentations of ongoing and completed research projects. Students and faculty from all programs are welcome to attend.
Meetings will resume next semester. A video archive of past presentations can be found here.