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  • Football, Corruption and Lies

    Revisiting 'Badfellas', the book FIFA tried to ban

    By John Sugden, Alan Tomlinson

    World football is in crisis. The corruption scandal engulfing FIFA is arguably the biggest story in the history of modern sport and a watershed for sport governance. More than a decade ago, John Sugden and Alan Tomlinson laid the foundations for subsequent investigations with the publication of…

    Paperback – 2016-10-25 
    Routledge

  • Leveraging Mega-Event Legacies

    Edited by Jonathan Grix

    This is a multi-disciplinary contribution to the burgeoning literature on and around mega-events in general and sports mega-events in particular. The volume is not specifically about mega-events or their management, but rather how such events act as a lens through which a number of important and…

    Hardback – 2016-10-25 
    Routledge

  • Routledge Handbook of Sport and Politics

    Edited by Alan Bairner, John Kelly, Jung Woo Lee

    Sport is frequently considered to be an aspect of popular culture that is, or should be, untainted by the political. However, there is a broad consensus among academics that sport is often at the heart of the political and the political is often central to sport. From the 1936 Olympic Games in Nazi…

    Hardback – 2016-10-13 
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Critical Geographies of Sport

    Space, Power and Sport in Global Perspective

    Edited by Natalie Koch

    Sport is a geographic phenomenon. The physical and organizational infrastructure of sport occupies a prominent place in our society. This important book takes an explicitly spatial approach to sport, bringing together research in geography, sport studies and related disciplines to articulate a…

    Hardback – 2016-10-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Sport

  • Routledge Handbook of Sport, Race and Ethnicity

    Edited by John Nauright, David K Wiggins

    Few issues have engaged sports scholars more than those of race and ethnicity. Today, globalization and migration mean all major sports leagues include players from around the globe, bringing into play a complex mix of racial, ethnic, cultural, political and geographical factors. These complexities…

    Hardback – 2016-09-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Sport Policy in Small States

    Edited by Michael Sam, Steven J. Jackson

    For small nations like Grenada, New Zealand and Norway, medal counts relative to population are increasingly touted as the most meaningful comparisons with sporting superpowers China, the United States and Germany. In acknowledging that 60% of the world’s states have populations of less than 10…

    Hardback – 2016-09-19 
    Routledge

  • Football, Culture, and Power

    Edited by David J. Leonard, Kimberly B. George, Wade Davis

    What does it mean when a hit that knocks an American football player unconscious is cheered by spectators? What are the consequences of such violence for the participants of this sport and for the entertainment culture in which it exists? This book brings together scholars and sport commentators to…

    Hardback – 2016-09-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Routledge Handbook of Football Studies

    Edited by John Hughson, Kevin Moore, Ramon Spaaij, Joseph Maguire

    Football is unquestionably the world’s most popular and influential sport. There is no corner of the globe in which the game is not played or followed. More countries are affiliated to FIFA, football’s governing body, than to the United Nations. The sport has therefore become an important component…

    Hardback – 2016-08-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Sport Governance

    An introduction

    By Neil King

    Sport governance has become an increasingly widespread subject for research and teaching in sports studies. This engaging and accessible textbook examines the governance of sport organisations in a changing political, legal, financial and socio-cultural context. It explains how sport organisations…

    Paperback – 2016-08-17 
    Routledge

  • Origins and Birth of "the Europe of football"

    Edited by Paul Dietschy

    ‘The Europe of football’ is one of the aspects of the history of European integration that has generated the smallest amount of academic research. However, the successive invention of sporting traditions with a European calling since the Belle Epoque, followed by the creation of various European…

    Hardback – 2016-08-04 
    Routledge

  • Sport, Politics and Society in the Land of Israel

    Past and Present

    Edited by Yair Galily, Amir Ben-Porat

    The state of Israel is a home for a widely diverse population from many different ethnic, religious, cultural and social backgrounds; a new society with ancient roots, which is still coalescing and developing today. Israeli sport, maybe more than any other cultural phenomenon, has changed radically…

    Paperback – 2016-07-20
    Routledge

  • Success and Failure of Countries at the Olympic Games

    By Danyel Reiche

    The Olympic Games is undoubtedly the greatest sporting event in the world, with over 200 countries competing for success. This important new study of the Olympics investigates why some countries are more successful than others. Which factors determine their failure or success? What is the…

    Hardback – 2016-07-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

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