Football, Nationality and the State

Football, Nationality and the State by Vic Duke

ISBN10: 0582293065
ISBN13: 978-0582293069
Author: Vic Duke
Title: Football, Nationality and the State
Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (November 15, 1996)
Language: English
Size ePub: 1717 kb
Size PDF: 1423 kb
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Subcategory: Social Sciences

Football, Nationality and the State by Vic Duke



Football, Nationality and the State examines the complex and ever-changing relationship between football (its development and structure), nationality and the state. Divided into two parts the book first deals with the existence of more than one football nation within the same political state. Using international comparisons the authors argue that these divisions may result from football's early history and development, regional movements for independence, or the growth of a language cleavage. The second part of the book goes on to examine the structure of football as an extension, or reflection, of the structure of the state. Resulting structures include the imposition of state socialism on sport, the presence of democratic politics in the organisation of football clubs and the links between big business and football.

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