Sport continues to be conceptualised and valued in public and media discourse as something that is, or should be, pure and untainted by the pejoratively understood political, and continues to be framed by many opinion formers outside of academia as unserious fun, separate from the real world. This...
To Be Published March 15th 2016 by Routledge
Series: Frontiers of Sport
Sport and politics have become inseparably entwined. From the volatile nationalism of international soccer to human rights controversies surrounding the Beijing Olympics, sport is both an important factor in political discourse and shaped by the wider political environment. In this ground-breaking...
To Be Published January 15th 2016 by Routledge
Series: Europa Politics of ... series
The Politics of the Olympics: A Survey provides information on and analysis of the relationship between politics and the Olympic Games. It is argued and demonstrated throughout the book that sport and politics have been and are intimately connected and nowhere is this relationship more...
Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge