The Palgrave International Handbook of Football and Politics

  • Jean-Michel De Waele
  • Suzan Gibril
  • Ekaterina Gloriozova
  • Ramón Spaaij

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ramón Spaaij, Jean-Michel De Waele, Suzan Gibril, Ekaterina Gloriozova
      Pages 3-17
  3. Western Europe

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Jean-Michel De Waele, Grégory Sterck
      Pages 21-38
    3. David Ranc, Nicolas Hourcade
      Pages 39-59
    4. Albrecht Sonntag
      Pages 61-83
    5. Christos Kassimeris
      Pages 85-103
    6. Fabien Archambault
      Pages 105-124
    7. Carles Viñas
      Pages 125-137
    8. Aage Radmann, Torbjörn Andersson
      Pages 139-161
    9. Thomas Busset, Christian Koller
      Pages 163-180
    10. Matthew Taylor
      Pages 181-201
  4. Eastern Europe

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. Loïc Tregoures
      Pages 205-222
    3. Wojciech Woźniak
      Pages 223-244
    4. Florin Faje
      Pages 245-264
    5. Ekaterina Gloriozova
      Pages 265-285
    6. Richard Mills
      Pages 287-309
    7. Olga Ruzhelnyk
      Pages 311-326
  5. Africa and Middle East

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 327-327
    2. Mahfoud Amara, Youcef Bouandel
      Pages 329-345
    3. Suzan Gibril
      Pages 347-368
    4. Yair Galily, Tal Samuel-Azran
      Pages 369-384
    5. Daniel Künzler
      Pages 385-402
    6. Chuka Onwumechili, Totty O. Totty, Leelannee Malin
      Pages 403-421
    7. Gustav Venter
      Pages 423-445
    8. Manase Kudzai Chiweshe
      Pages 447-465
  6. Americas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 467-467
    2. Pablo Alabarces, José Garriga Zucal, Verónica Moreira, Gabriela Garton, María Nemesia Hijós
      Pages 469-484
    3. Rosana Da Câmara Teixeira, Bernardo Buarque de Hollanda
      Pages 485-503
    4. Sergio Varela
      Pages 505-529
    5. Charles Parrish, Jamee Pelcher
      Pages 531-555
    6. Lincoln Bizzozero Revelez
      Pages 557-575
  7. Asia and Oceania

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 577-577
    2. Roy Hay, Ian Syson
      Pages 579-601
    3. Kausik Bandyopadhyay
      Pages 603-622
    4. Andy Fuller
      Pages 623-638
    5. John Horne, Wolfram Manzenreiter
      Pages 639-657
    6. Dağhan Irak, Jean-François Polo
      Pages 659-676
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 677-710

About this book


This Handbook offers an analysis of the relation between football and politics, based on over 30 case studies covering five continents. It provides a detailed picture of this relation in a wide number of European, American, African, and Asian states, as well as a comparative assessment of football in a global perspective, thus combining the general and the local. It examines themes such as the political origins of football in the studied country, the historical club rivalries, the political aspects of football as a sports spectacle, and the contemporary issues linked to the political use of football. By following the same structure with each study, the volume allows for the comparison between largely investigated cases and cases that have seldom been addressed. The Handbook will be of use particularly to students and scholars in the fields of sport studies, political scientists and sociologists, as well as cultural studies, anthropology and leisure studies.


Football and politics Political Impacts of Football Sociological Impacts of Football European Politics and Politics American Soccer and Politics African Football and Politics Asian Football and Politics Origins of Football Historical Club Rivalry Political Aspects of Football Football and Economics Political use of football sport and politics sociology of sport football spectators football fans and violence football fans and racism football and corruption football and social integration football and class

Editors and affiliations

  • Jean-Michel De Waele
    • 1
  • Suzan Gibril
    • 2
  • Ekaterina Gloriozova
    • 3
  • Ramón Spaaij
    • 4
  1. 1.Faculty of Philosophy and Social SciencesUniversité Libre de BruxellesBrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.Centre d’Etude de la Vie Politique (CEVIPOL)Université libre de BruxellesBrusselsBelgium
  3. 3.Centre d’Etude de la Vie Politique (CEVIPOL)Université Libre de BruxellesBrusselsBelgium
  4. 4.Institute for Health and SportVictoria UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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