Thursday, September 16, 2010

The Global Politics of Sport: The Role of Global Institutions in Sport

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Lincoln Allison
Routledge, 2005 - 194pages

Sport presents one of the most advanced cases of globalization, arguably because there are fewer cultural and political obstacles to the development of trade and international power in sport than there are in other fields. Thus there has been a change in the nature of the politics of sport since the end of the Cold War; the subject must be rewritten to acknowledge a twenty-first century world in which international sporting organizations and transnational corporations have become far more important than states. The Global Politics of Sportpresents a range of essays examining the emerging global political issues in twenty-first century sport including the role, and power of organizations such as FIFA and the IOC; the influence of US exceptionalism; the construction of global sports heroes; and tensions developing within traditionally alternative sports in a global commercial culture

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