Moneyball: Can Sports Statistics Save Political Studies?
Article first published online: 16 NOV 2011
© 2011 Political Studies Association
Volume 2, Issue 3, pages 18–20, December 2011
How to Cite
Kaufmann, E. (2011), Moneyball: Can Sports Statistics Save Political Studies?. Political Insight, 2: 18–20. doi: 10.1111/j.2041-9066.2011.00081.x
- Issue published online: 16 NOV 2011
- Article first published online: 16 NOV 2011
Looking at Major League Baseball and the Premier League, Eric Kaufmann suggests that sports statistics could have surprising lessons for students of politics.
From Major League Baseball to the English Premiership, the field of sports statistics has blossomed over the last decade. Drawing analogies from the sporting world, Eric Kaufmann argues that the sudden embrace of all things quantitative could have interesting lessons for students of politics.