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The Global Politics of Sport : The Role of Global Institutions in Sport - Lincoln Allison

The Global Politics of Sport

The Role of Global Institutions in Sport

By: Lincoln Allison (Editor)

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Sport presents one of the most advanced cases of 'globalisation,' 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 organisations and transnational corporations have become far more important than states.
The Global Politics of Sport presents a range of essays examining the emerging global political issues in twenty-first century sport including:
The role, and power of organisations such as FIFA and the IOC
The influence of US exceptionalism
The construction of global sports heroes
Tensions developing within traditionally 'alternative' sports in a global commercial culture
The Global Politics of Sport presents new and fresh exploration of different conceptions of sport as a purely commercial activity and as an activity as embodying 'higher' social and ethical values.

Sport and Globalisation: the Issues
Sport, Prestige and International Relations
Not for the Good of the Game: Crises and Credibility in the Governance of World Football
Olympic Survivals: the Olympic Games as a Global Phenomenon
Alternative Models for the Regulation of Global Sport
Sport and Nation in the Global Era
The Curious Role of the USA in World Sport
Local Heroes and Global Stars
Selling Out? the Commercialisation and Globalisation of Lifestyle Sport
Afterword: More Questions Than Answers
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ISBN: 9780415346023
ISBN-10: 0415346029
Series: SPORT IN THE GLOBAL SOCIETY
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 24th May 2006
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1