Regulating Sport for the Non-Human Athlete: Horses for Courses

Regulating Sport for the Non-Human Athlete: Horses for Courses

by Jonathan G. Merritt


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This book evaluates the status quo of integrity management within sports that involve horses worldwide. Sports governing bodies and international sports federations are very powerful organisations within their sphere and the governance of these sports has created a hegemony which does not necessarily serve the interests of those engaged in sport, rather those who 'rule' sport. This book investigates the question of whether cheating is discouraged and fair play rewarded, both to an adequate degree.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781498556262
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 11/01/2018
Pages: 244
Product dimensions: 6.28(w) x 9.08(h) x 0.95(d)

About the Author

Jonathan Merritt is senior lecturer of law at De Montfort University.

Table of Contents

Introduction Chapter 1: Researching Horse Sport and the Law Chapter 2: The Literature So Far Chapter 3: The new social construct, the horse qua non-human athlete Chapter 4: Problematising the Governance of Equine Sport Chapter 5: Problematising Strict Liability and the Current rules of Evidence Chapter 6: Problematising Mitigation of the Harshness of the Current Rules Conclusion

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