Why are citizens so disengaged from their local governments? Part of the problem is that local governments do so little. Another is that local electoral institutions seem to be designed so as to perpetuate conflicts of interest.
As the world focuses on its most watched sporting event, many Americans (including an occasional Pileus political scientist or two) remain oblivious to every aspect of the game, missing many of the nuances that reveal volumes about national character, culture and politics. These Americans are missing something important. To the true football fan, the World … Continue reading The Not-So-Beautiful Underside of the Beautiful Game