Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Wladimir Andreff
    Pages 1-12
  3. Wladimir Andreff
    Pages 13-52
  4. Wladimir Andreff
    Pages 53-74
  5. Wladimir Andreff
    Pages 75-91
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 93-97

About this book


This Palgrave Pivot surveys facts and cases exhibiting and exemplifying corruption in sport. The standard economic theory (economics of crime, game theory) is introduced alongside the economic methods (sanctions, etc.) which are currently derived from it to combat corrupt sport and their limitations. The complexity and multidimensional nature of sports corruption are examined, and a focus is applied to certain types of corruption that are unique to the sports industry. Corruption is revealed to be the outcome of weak and deficient governance structures.

The book is divided into three volumes. Volume II presents a variety of corruption facts in different sports, in different countries and continents in order to exhibit how much corrupt sport is globalised. Some changes in governance are suggested that may pave the way to more effective combat against corruption in sports.

Volumes I and III (available separately) address Sport Manipulations and Economic Crime in Sport, respectively.

This book will be of interest to students, researchers and journalists in sports science, sports management and sports economics.


Corruption in sports online betting-related match fixing doping in sport globalisation of sport Corruption in sport governing bodies Beckerian standard economics of crime Global criminal networking in sport

Authors and affiliations

  • Wladimir Andreff
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre d’Economie de la SorbonneUniversity Paris 1 Panthéon-SorbonneParisFrance

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-28478-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-28479-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2662-6438
  • Series Online ISSN 2662-6446
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