The Persistent Structure of Hegemony in the Eurovision Song Contest

  title={The Persistent Structure of Hegemony in the Eurovision Song Contest},
  author={Gad Yair and Daniel Maman},
  journal={Acta Sociologica},
  pages={309 - 325}
The Eurovision Song Contest is an international contest of artistic prowess. The organization of the voting process in the contest aims to create a 'veil of ignorance' that promotes unbiased evaluations by providing an equal opportunity for all contestants. This study scrutinizes the departure of the Eurovision Song Contest's outcomes from its ideal organizational conception and points to systematic preferences among European blocs. By analyzing the patterns of relations between four… 

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