The Political Economy of Global Sports Organisations

The Political Economy of Global Sports Organisations

by John Forster, Nigel Pope

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Overview

At the global level, sport is ruled by a set of organizations including giants such as the IOC (Olympics), FIFA (soccer), and the IAAF (athletics) as well as sporting minnows such as the World Armsport Federation (armwrestling). Many of these bodies have been surrounded by controversy during their histories, after having to adjust to the reali

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781134498154
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 05/27/2004
Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
File size: 409 KB

About the Author

John Forster is Senior Lecturer in the School of Economics at Griffith University, Australia.
Nigel K.L. Pope is Senior Lecturer in the School of Marketing at Griffith University, Australia.

Table of Contents

1. Global Sport Organisations: Ringmasters or Alphabet Boys?
2. A Product of History: The Creation and Evolution of Global Sports Organisations
3. The Economic Approach to Sport
4. Sources of Sport Revenue
5. Going for Gold: Global Sport Events
6. Architectures of Control: Structure and Process in the GSOs
7. For the Good of the Game: GSO Opacity and a Public Interest
8. Getting on with the Neighbours: The External Relationships of Global Sports Organisations by osvaldo Croci
9. Yielding Place to the New
10. Postscript

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