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EU, Sport, Law and Policy: Regulation, Re-regulation and Representation

Edited by: Simon Gardiner, Richard Parrish, Robert Siekmann

ISBN13: 9789067042925
Published: March 2009
Publisher: T.M.C. Asser Press
Country of Publication: Netherlands
Format: Hardback
Price: £129.99

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This volume of essays by established authorities and the best of the new generation of sports law and policy academics explores new territory, and its scope and tone reflect the maturity of the subject. New theoretical insights are revealed which accompany in particular two further sections dealing first with governance and regulatory issues (also freedom of movement and competition law issues) and second with questions of representation.

The issue of the representation of stakeholders within sports governance is arguably the most significant development since 2000. In this regard, the focus is on social dialogue between clubs and players’ representative organisations in the European professional football sector. Specific contributions on anti-doping, football hooliganism and sports betting in an EU context are included, making this a useful guide for governmental and sports officials, legal practitioners and academics.

  • Multi-faceted commentary on the European Commission’s White Paper on Sport allows the reader understanding of this crucial EU policy document in detail
  • Includes a series of contributions on the topical issue of social dialogue in European professional football, making the reader aware of the possibilities this policy instrument opens up for the self-regulation of the professional football sector in Europe
  • Full description of the EU position with regard to anti-doping, football hooliganism and sports betting makes the reader aware of the initiatives being taken by the EU in these specific policy areas

Sports Law
1. Introduction; 2. Emergence, dynamics and impact of European sport policy - perspectives from political science Henk Erik Meier; 3. A comparison of the European and North American models of sports organization James A. R. Nafziger; 4. Sport governance and EU legal order: present and future Melchior Wathelet; 5. The influence of EU Law on sports governance Stephen Weatherill; 6. The white paper on sport as an exercise in ‘better regulation’ Stephen Weatherill; 7. The new governance of football: what role for the EU? Borja García; 8. Some reflections on age discrimination, referees’ retirement ages and European sports (law) David McArdle; 9. Extra time: are the new FIFA transfer rules doomed? Jean-Christian Drolet; 10. The Webster case: justified panic as there was after Bosman? Frans de Weger; 11. The prize for freedom of movement: the Webster case Janwillem Soek; 12. Models for the promotion of home grown players for the protection of national representative teams Ruben Conzelmann; 13. Home grown players rule Stefaan van den Boogaert; 14. The Kolpak case: Bosman times 10? Football fears the arrival of Bosman, Bosmanovic and Osman Roberto Branco Martins; 15. The Laurent Piau case of the ECJ on the status of players’ agents Roberto Branco Martins; 16. Regulating sports services in community law Samuli Miettinen; 17. The recognition of the specificity of sport in the European Commission’s Article 81 EC Case Law Related to Sports Media Rights Ben Van Rompuy and Caroline Pauwels; 18. State aid to professional football clubs: legitimate support of a public cause? Marjan Olfers; 19. Regulation of professional football in the EU: the European social dialogue as a basis for the creation of legal certainty Roberto Branco Martins; 20. Promoting the social dialogue in professional football in the new EU member states v Robert Siekmann: agenda for a social dialogue in European professional football Robert C. R. Siekmann; 21. The representation of football in the European Union: UEFA versus G-14 Wyn Grant; 22. Study into the possible participation of EPFL and G-14 in a social dialogue in the European professional football sector Robert Siekmann; 23. The European Union and doping in sport Janwillem Soek; 24. Anti-doping in and beyond the European Commission's white paper on sport Jacob Kornbeck; 25. EU sports regulations and football supporters David Ranc; 26. Legal aspects of combating transnational football hooliganism in Europe Hans Mojet and Robert Siekmann; 27. The legality and effectiveness of using football banning orders in the fight against racism and violence at sports events Geoff Pearson and Mark James; 28. ECJ jurisprudence and recent developments in EU sport betting Anastasios Kaburakis.