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Law and Sport in Contemporary Society

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ISBN13: 9780714650487
ISBN: 071465048X
Published: May 2002
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £140.00



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As the commercialization of sport grows, the need for proper regulation increases. In legal terms, sport is part of the entertainment and media industries which are subject to rapid change. This work brings together experts in many fields to analyze these changes and to discuss the implications of issues such as the BSkyB-Manchester United case, civil and criminal actions on the playing field, the ""Bosman"" ruling, drugs in sport, the legality of boxing and the validity of decisions made by governing bodies. This collection should appeal to students of both sports history and sports sociology.

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Subjects:
Sports Law
Contents:
Introduction: locating law and sport, Steve Greenfield, Guy Osborn. The historical development of sport and law, Edward Grayson; taking law and popular culture seriously - theorising sport and law, Steve Redhead; despite the law - prize-fighting and professional boxing, Michael Gunn, David Ormerod; football's legal legacy - recreation, protest and disorder, Guy Osborn; guarding the game - governing bodies and legal intervention, Neil Parpworth; tackling from behind -interventions on the playing field, Simon Gardiner; sports discipline and the rule of law, J. Paul McCutcheon; the ties that bind - charting contemporary sporting contractual relations, Steve Greenfield; resisting the pressures of ""Americanisation"" - the influence of European Community law on the ""European sport model"", Stephen Weatherill; legislating for the football hooligan - a case for reform, Geoff Pearson; rethinking sports organisations' responses to workplace concerns, David McArdle; ownership and control of sports clubs - the Manchester United Football Club ""buyout"", Nick Toms; taken to task - the football task force, government and the regulation of the people's game - the football task force, government and the regulation of the people's game, Adam Brown; how can sport be regulated? Ken Foster.