The Palgrave Handbook on the Economics of Manipulation in Sport

Editors: Breuer, Markus, Forrest, David (Eds.)

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  • Addresses the emerging area of manipulation in professional sports by bringing a collection of original contributions together in one volume for the first time
  • Provides an interdisciplinary approach, combining economic, business administrative and legal issues, that enables a complete overview for any scholar interested in the global economics of, and manipulation of sport, in general
  • Presents contributions from world class scholars that are well known in their areas
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Sport has enjoyed steadily increasing prominence and economic importance since the Millennium. But threats to its integrity appear to have grown in parallel, undermining the very sense of innocence and fun which is an important part of its appeal. Threats to the spirit of sport come from internal, external and even state actors, who seek either to manipulate events on the field or to exploit the institutions of sport for their own ends. As the reputation of sport becomes more tarnished as a result, its sustainability as a significant part of the entertainment industry is called into question and loss of reputation may even result in decline in recreational play.

 

In this wide-ranging collection of essays, the international team of contributors explores the structural economic sources of the problems that beset sport and address the question of ‘what is to be done?’ through economic reasoning. Specific topics covered include doping, match-fixing for betting or sporting gain, the role of forensic statistics in detecting nefarious activity, issues related to club ownership, corruption in the awarding of mega-events and within sports governing bodies, and the role of the law and the Court of Arbitration for Sport. In the final chapter, the Editors pull together the various strands and propose that policy to mitigate the threat to fair play should be built around two themes: improving sports governance and designing incentives to help actors in sport choose honest over manipulative behaviour.

 

The book will appeal to practitioners from sport management as well as to academics including students and researchers.

 

About the authors

Professor Markus Breuer, SRH University Heidelberg, Germany.
Professor David Forrest, University of Liverpool, UK.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Palgrave Handbook on the Economics of Manipulation in Sport
Editors
  • Markus Breuer
  • David Forrest
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-77389-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-77389-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-77388-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-08445-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 335
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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