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The Political Economy of Professional Sport

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The Political Economy of Professional Sport by Jean-Francois Bourg
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This timely book offers a critical interpretation of the traditional social and economic accounts of sport. It provides an incisive analysis of professional sport and defines alternative foundations to the present model. The authors demonstrate that professional sport is an extremely complex phenomenon encompassing many unique factors depending on its global reach, financing and organization. In particular they address three significant issues: * an analysis of the relationship between sport and economic development in order to explain the place of professional sport in modern societies * a study of the main difficulties facing the organization of professional sports in terms of financing, collective bargaining and the consequences of revenue sharing for competitive balance * an exploration of alternatives to current governance structures which would involve a return to professional ethics. This insightful and topical book is essential for academics and students of sport management, researchers of the economics of sport, managers of clubs and federations involved in professional sports, as well as civil servants and journalists.

Author Biography

Jean-Francois Bourg, Researcher, Centre for the Law and Economics of Sport (CDES - University of Limoges) and member of the International Association of Sports Economists, France and Jean-Jacques Gouguet, Professor, University of Limoges, Researcher, Centre for the Law and Economics of Sport (CDES - University of Limoges) and is General Secretary of the International Association of Sports Economists, France
Release date Australia
March 25th, 2010
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
Pages
272
ISBN-13
9781847209566
Product ID
3830283

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