1st Edition

Sport Integrity Ethics, Policy and Practice

Edited By Andy Harvey, Mike McNamee Copyright 2020
    136 Pages
    by Routledge

    136 Pages
    by Routledge

    Sport Integrity examines sports integrity from a range of disciplinary perspectives that will help to enhance the reader’s understanding of this burgeoning problematic in sports management.

    Securing and promoting the integrity of sport has become one of the critical tasks for the governance and management of sport at professional, elite and non-elite levels. Threats to the integrity of sport manifest themselves in an array of guises, and include problems such as match-fixing, corruption, and the poor governance and management of sport. To reflect these diverse difficulties, this volume brings together authors from different nationalities to examine specific problems from a range of disciplinary perspectives. Together, these contributors enhance the empirical and theoretical foundations of sports integrity and place ethical considerations at the heart of the discussions to improve the management of sport.

    Sport Integrity will be of great interest to scholars and practitioners of sport management, sport and ethics and sports governance. The chapters were originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Global Sport Management.

    Sport Integrity: Ethics, Policy and Practice: An Introduction

    Andy Harvey and Mike McNamee

    1. Maintaining Professionalism in Semi-Professional Sport: Are We Asking too Much?

    Deborah Agnew, Pip Henderson, Andrew Marks and Carl Woods

    2. Good Intentions, Vague Policies: A Thematic Analysis of Recommendations by the United Nations, the European Commission and the OECD on Sporting Events and Human Rights

    Hans Erik Næss

    3. Corruption, Rule-Breaking, and Sanctions: The Case of the NCAA

    Adam G. Pfleegor, Brian P. Soebbing and Chad Seifried

    4. No Struggle, No Progress: The Historical Significance of the Governance Structure Reform of the International Association of Athletics Federation

    Jorg Krieger

    5. Portuguese Fight Against Match-Fixing: Which Policies and What Ethic?

    Marcelo Moriconi and João Paulo Almeida

    6. Do Football Consumers Care About Sport Governance? An Analysis of Social Media Responses to the Recent FIFA Scandal

    Martin Hölzen and Henk Erik Meier


    Andy Harvey is a Lecturer in Sports and Exercise Science at Swansea University. His research interests include match-fixing, athletes’ rights and gender and sexuality in sport. He teaches on the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in Sport Ethics and Integrity.

    Mike McNamee is Professor of Applied Ethics at Swansea University, UK, and Professor of Ethics and Integrity at KU Leuven, Belgium. He is Programme Director of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in Sport Ethics and Integrity, and has published widely in the philosophy and ethics of sports.