Roger Besson



Roger Besson holds a PhD in human sciences from the University of Neuchâtel (Switzerland) and Franche-Comté (France). Within the CIES, Roger's main functions are related to the work of the CIES Observatory, a research group for which he uses his skills in the fields of data sciences. He is also a lecturer at the Institute of Geography at the University of Neuchâtel, where he teaches the course 'Enjeux contemporains du sport' with his colleague Raffaele Poli

Selected bibliography

Poli, R., Besson, R. and Ravenel, L., 2018: Football analytics: the CIES Football Observatory 2017/18 season, Neuchâtel: CIES, [Electronic document]

Busset, T., Fincoeur, B. and Besson, R. (éds), 2018: En marge des grands: le football en Belgique et en Suisse, Bern: Peter Lang

Ravenel, L., Poli, R. and Besson, R., 2018: "Les footballeurs expatriés dans le monde" in Gaubert, V. and Augustin, J.-P. (éds): Football et géographie, Paris: L'Harmattan

Poli, R., Besson, R. and Ravenel, L., 2017: "A quantitative assessment of the international mobility of minors in European football" in Football Legal, 7: 44-46

Poli, R., Besson, R. and Ravenel, L., 2016: Slow Foot. Déchiffrer le présent pour penser l'avenir, Neuchâtel: Centre International d'Etude du Sport.

Poli, R. and Besson, R., 2015: "Football and migration : a contemporary geographical analysis" in Elliott, R. and Harris, J. (éds): Football and migration : perspectives, places, players, London: Routledge

Besson, R., 2014: "Les forums internet et les prises de position des supporters d'un club de football : Bulat Chagaev et l'avenir de Neuchâtel Xamax", in Busset, T., Besson, R. and Jaccoud, C. (éds): L'autre visage du supportérisme : autorégulations, mobilisations collectives et mouvements sociaux, Bern: Peter Lang

Besson, R., 2012: Les lieux de l'interaction. Fréquentation du stade et intégration sociale à Neuchâtel, PhD thesis, University of Neuchâtel et University of Franche-Comté.