This is the first book to investigate the significance of Brexit for sport, with a particular focus on the regulatory and legal challenges that it poses, and the economic and political stresses that are likely to follow in its wake.
Written by a team of leading researchers working across sport studies, legal studies and political science, and edited by an EU official with nearly two decades of experience working in EU sport policy, the book explains why regulation, and European dis-integration, matter to sport. It examines key topics including free movement, state aid and labour law, and considers the interests of key stakeholders from fans to football clubs to governing bodies.
This is an essential reference for any advanced student, researcher, policy maker, administrator or industry professional working in sport, international law, political science, or international business and management.
Table of Contents
Part I: Introduction
1 Introduction: Sport, Brexit and the Regulatory Role of the European Union
2 European (Dis-)Integration Theories, Brexit and Sport: A Double Disconnect and Tentative Remedies
Alexander Brand, Arnout Geeraert and Arne Niemann
Part II: Rules
3 The End of Free Movement after Brexit: What Does this Mean for the English game?
Stefaan Van den Bogaert
4 Brexit, Sport and EU State Aid Law
5 Sport, Employment Law and Brexit
6 Sport and Brexit: Athletes’ Sex and Gender Rights
Part III: Stakeholders
7 Brexit and Social Dialogue in Sport
Walter S. Palmer
8 Nationality-Based Restrictions in Football after Brexit: The Law, Politics and Economics
9 You’re Out! Brexit and Cricket
Part IV: Geography
10 The Tripartite Agreement on the Transfer of Racehorses between the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, and France: The Implications of Brexit
11 Scottish Sport, Brexit and Cultural Relations
12 Regulating the Labour Market for Professional Footballers: Post-Brexit Challenges for Swiss Football
Zahid Mustafi and Emmanuel Bayle
13 Brexit and Global Sport Power in Europe
Borja Garcia and Henk Erik Meier
Part V: Conclusion
14 European Union Law and the Regulation of Sport in the United Kingdom after Brexit: The Mediative Effect of International Sports Regulations
15 Conclusion: Sport Regulation between Brussels Effect and Brexit Dividend
Jacob Kornbeck is a Policy Officer in the European Commission, a former member of its Sport Unit (2001-14), where he was involved in the elaboration of the White Paper (COM(2007) 391) and the Communication on Sport (COM(2011) 12). An External Lecturer at the German Sport University in Cologne, he has published in the fields of sports law and policy, as well as social policy and social work. He also serves on the boards of the European Journal of Social Work (as Book Review Editor) and the Journal of Data Protection and Privacy.
The editor of this volume, Jacob Kornbeck is a Policy Officer in the European Commission, but opinions expressed by him are strictly personal and do not render official positions of the European Commission or of the European Union. The same applies to the choice of contributors and the editorial work performed. Opinions expressed in chapters other than the Preface, Introduction and Conclusion are those of the contributors.