The host countries have a lot riding on not just their teams' performances, but also their management of the tournament.
Nicholas Aylott is research leader in the Centre for Baltic and East European Studies within the ”Social Landscapes of the Political” research theme. His own research currently involves projects on the Nordic model of democracy and the Baltic states (within the Nordic Spaces research programme); Europeanization and Nordic political parties; pre-electoral coalitions in the Nordic region; and European parties’ selection of candidates.
His main academic interest is in comparative European politics, with a special focus on political parties. He is also interested in case-orientated methodology and empirical theory.
His current teaching includes contributions to courses on Nordic politics and comparative politics and method.
More information can be found on Nicholas Aylott’s personal website: http://www.nicholasaylott.net/