Nationality swapping in the Olympic field : towards the marketization of citizenship ? / Joost Jansen, Gijsbert Oonk, Godfried Engbersen

Jansen, Joost | Oonk, Gijsbert | Engbersen, Godfried

Nationality swapping in sports is commonly assumed to be a rapidly expanding practice that is indicative of the marketization of citizenship. Sports are said to have become wholesale markets in which talent is being traded for citizenship. This article seeks to empirically explore such claims by analysing 167 athletes who have competed for two different countries in the Summer Olympic Games.

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