American University of Beirut

Politics of Sports

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Welcome to "Politics of Sports" website! Here you will find the latest research done by Professor Danyel Reiche on this topic. Follow him on Twitter "Politics of Sports" @Danyel_Reiche for regular updates!

Professor Danyel Reiche CV.

This is Professor Danyel Reiche

Danyel Reiche is an Associate Professor of Comparative Politics at the American University of Beirut (AUB). He graduated with distinction from Leibniz University Hannover and joined AUB in 2008 after working as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. His past research has focused on two areas: energy as well as sport policy and politics, the latter his recent priority. Professor Reiche published Success and Failure of Countries at the Olympic Games in 2016 with Routledge. His proposed WISE model to explain sporting success received positive reviews in academic journals and extensive media coverage. For example, CNN host Fareed Zakaria referenced the book in his weekly Washington Post column. Professor Reiche also edited with Tamir Sorek (University of Florida) one volume entitled Sport, Politics and Society in the Middle East, which will be published in 2019 with Hurst/Oxford University Press. His peer-reviewed articles have been published both in area study journals, such as International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics and Journal of Energy Policy, as well as in broader oriented journals, such as Third World Quarterly or The Middle East Journal. Professor Reiche has given invited lectures around the world at universities including Harvard University and the University of Cambridge. He has also been invited to write op-eds for leading international newspapers such as Washington Post and Spiegel Online and has been frequently interviewed and quoted by major media outlets such as Le Monde, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Professor Reiche is co-founder of the Sports Scholars in Lebanon Network (LESSN) and chair​ of the Political Studies Association’s Sport and Politics Study Group. He also serves on the Executive Committee of AUB’s Center for American Studies and Research (CASAR).​


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