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Professional Sport in the European Union

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Edited by: Andrew Caiger, Simon Gardiner

ISBN13: 9789067041263
ISBN: 9067041262
Published: January 2001
Publisher: T.M.C. Asser Press
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Hardback
Price: £55.00



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This book comes at a critical time for the future development of sports law. Sport is becoming increasingly commercialised and commodified and, presently, sports business accounts for around three per cent of world economic activity. Its regulation, however, is fragmentary and it is difficult to delineate issues of pure sport and issues of business. In several contributions, eminent sports law scholars examine the interface between sport, business and policy. They analyze how law regulates sport and sports business and demonstrate the need to redefine the frontier between 'Sporting' rules and regulations and legal regulation. It is suggested that sporting bodies and associations have a significant role to play in shaping the contours of this frontier. It is also suggested that there is sufficient clarity in EU policy, which allows sports associations to become proactive in their own re-regulation. Professional Sport in the European Union: Regulation and Re-regulation engages the debate concerning how best sport can be re-regulated in the 21st century and represents a significant contribution to the recognition of a Lex Sportiva.

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Subjects:
Sports Law
Contents:
Foreword
Acknowledgements
Introduction: re-regulating professional sport in the european union Andrew Caiger and Simon Gardiner
In the footsteps of Bosman: an interview with Jean-Louis Dupont - the man who lit the fuse under european sport
Part I. Theoretical and Policy Perspectives: Reconciling conflicting approaches to sport in the european union Richard Parrish
Can sport be regulated by europe?: an analysis of alternative models Ken Foster
Globalisation, europe and the re-regulation of sport Simon Boyes
Part II. The Frontiers of Regulatory Mechanisms: The legal autonomy of sport organisations and the restrictions of european lawKlaus Vieweg
'Show me the money': regulation of the migration of professional sportsmen in post-Bosman europe Simon Gardiner and Roger Welch
National eligibility rules after Bosman J. Paul McCutcheon
Selling your sole: e-Europe, EU law and sports marketing Laura Edgar and David McArdle
Part III. The Re-regulation of Football: A Quest for Order: The battle for TV rights in professional football Paul Spink and Philip Morris
The end of the affair: the 'Anelka Doctrine' - The problem of contract stability in english professional football Andrew Caiger and John O'Leary
The effectiveness of the corporate form as a regulatory tool in european sport: real or illusory?Tom Mortimer and Ian Pearl
Part IV. Comparative Perspectives: Localisation and Specificity: Legislation on sports in Poland Andrzej J. Szwarc
The regulation of sports activities in Greece Dimitrios Panagiotopoulos and Gregory Ioannidis
The approach to sports policy in Belgium Luc Silance
Regulation of the sports leagues, teams, athletes and agents in the United States James T. Gray
Postscript: Legal intervention and the possibility of enlightened governance Andrew Caiger and Simon Gardiner
Appendix: The balance between the game and the money study commissioned by the Netherlands' ministry of health, welfare and sport (sports directorate)
Contributors
Table of cases, index.