The Palgrave International Handbook of Football and Politics

Editors: De Waele, J.-M., Gibril, S., Gloriozova, E., Spaaij, R. (Eds.)

  • Provides the first handbook exclusively covering the relationship between football and politics
  • Offers a global comparison, covering 35 countries across 5 continents
  • Covers topical themes relating to football and its main political and social issues
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This Handbook offers an analysis of the relation between football and politics, based on over 30 case studies covering five continents. It provides a detailed picture of this relation in a wide number of European, American, African, and Asian states, as well as a comparative assessment of football in a global perspective, thus combining the general and the local. It examines themes such as the political origins of football in the studied country, the historical club rivalries, the political aspects of football as a sports spectacle, and the contemporary issues linked to the political use of football. By following the same structure with each study, the volume allows for the comparison between largely investigated cases and cases that have seldom been addressed. The Handbook will be of use particularly to students and scholars in the fields of sport studies, political science and sociology, as well as cultural studies, anthropology and leisure studies.

About the authors

Jean-Michel De Waele is Professor of Political Science at the Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium. His areas of expertise include Central and Eastern European politics, social-democracy, as well as the relations between sport and politics.

Suzan Gibril is F.R.S-F.N.R.S Fellow at the Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium. Her fields of expertise include contentious politics in the Middle East and the relations between sport and politics in the region.

Ekaterina Gloriozova is F.R.S-F.N.R.S Fellow at the Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium. Her research interests are the relations between sport and politics in post-Soviet and contemporary Russia.

Ramón Spaaij is Associate Professor and Research Program Leader (Sport in Society) at Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia. His overarching research interests centre on questions of social cohesion, conflict and social change in sport and violent extremism. 

Table of contents (33 chapters)

  • Football and Politics: Between the Local and the Global

    Spaaij, Ramón (et al.)

    Pages 3-17

  • Belgium

    De Waele, Jean-Michel (et al.)

    Pages 21-38

  • France

    Ranc, David (et al.)

    Pages 39-59

  • Germany

    Sonntag, Albrecht

    Pages 61-83

  • Greece and Cyprus

    Kassimeris, Christos

    Pages 85-103

Buy this book

eBook $189.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-78777-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $239.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-78776-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Palgrave International Handbook of Football and Politics
Editors
  • Jean-Michel De Waele
  • Suzan Gibril
  • Ekaterina Gloriozova
  • Ramón Spaaij
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-78777-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-78777-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-78776-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 710
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