Law and Sport in Contemporary Society

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Steve Greenfield, Guy Osborn
Psychology Press, 2000 - Law - 296 pages
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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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Contents

The Historical Development of Sport and
3
Theorizing
14
Prizefighting and Professional Boxing
21
Recreation Protest and Disorder
51
Governing Bodies and Legal Intervention
71
Interventions on the Playing Field
91
Sports Discipline and the Rule of
115
Charting Contemporary Sporting
129
A Case for Reform
182
Rethinking Sports Organizations Responses
201
The Football Task Force Government
246
How Can Sport Be Regulated?
267
Select Bibliography
283
Index
291
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