Structures of Supporter Ownership: Strong Points and Fault Lines

  • Chris PorterEmail author
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Chapter 7 explores the structural form that supporter-owned clubs have taken, acknowledging the political and economic genesis of the ideas behind them. The rationale for such frameworks is based on a political discourse that utilises a number of key concepts such as community, stakeholder, third sector, social/community enterprise, inclusion and a number of other related ‘buzzwords’ that the supporter ownership movement has embraced in its formal institutions. The extent to which such language and concepts connect or otherwise with football supporter culture is of key concern.


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  1. 1.Manchester Metropolitan UniversityManchesterUK

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