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Sport and Brexit
Regulatory Challenges and Legacies

Edited By

Jacob Kornbeck

ISBN 9780367755195
Published January 31, 2022 by Routledge
270 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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

            Jacob Kornbeck

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 

            Andrea Cattaneo

5          Sport, Employment Law and Brexit

            Leanne O'Leary

6          Sport and Brexit: Athletes’ Sex and Gender Rights 

            Seema Patel


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

            Stephen Weatherill

9          You’re Out! Brexit and Cricket

            Richard Parrish


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

            Laura Donnellan

11        Scottish Sport, Brexit and Cultural Relations

            Grant Jarvie

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

            Simon Boyes

15        Conclusion: Sport Regulation between Brussels Effect and Brexit Dividend

            Jacob Kornbeck

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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.