Sport Under Communism – Dr Jonathan Grix discusses his new book

POLSIS’s Dr Jonathan Grix appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Thinking Allowed this week to discuss his new book Sport under Communism: Behind the East German ‘Miracle’, co-authored by Mike Dennis from the University of Wolverhampton. Jonathan discussed the factors that helped propel East Germany into the top-three in the Olympic medals table for over two … Continue reading “Sport Under Communism – Dr Jonathan Grix discusses his new book”

Euro 2012 and the UK’s ‘Semi-boycott’

This post first appeared on e-International Relations England’s (not such a) shock-defeat to Italy may still be raw in the nation’s collective consciousness, but hey, look on the bright side: at least the government can stop agonising over whether ministers should attend the final. POLSIS’ Jonathan Grix explores the curious case of the UK semi-boycott … Continue reading “Euro 2012 and the UK’s ‘Semi-boycott’”