Football and Politics: Between the Local and the Global

  • Ramón SpaaijEmail author
  • Jean-Michel De Waele
  • Suzan Gibril
  • Ekaterina Gloriozova


Grant Farred’s (2008) passionate account of his long-distance love for Liverpool Football Club is one of a number of literary works that explore Association football (soccer), the world game, as a window onto profound transformations in politics, culture and society.


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Authors and Affiliations

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

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