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The ISLJ is the only truly “international” peer-reviewed sports law journal consistently offering broad content coverage, such as significant case law analysis, legal commentary and sports related information from sports law experts around the world. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: Demystifying India’s Paralympic movement: overview of legislation, sport governance and ground realities by SriPadmini Chennapragada, Sunil Jain.
The International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics aims to publish articles that address all aspects of sport policy irrespective of academic discipline. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: Sport clubs, policy networks, and local politics by Ørnulf Seippel & Johanna Sveen Belbo (open access).
Sport in History encourages the study of sport to illuminate broader historical issues and debates. Includes an extensive reviews section, an annual compendium of sports-related accessions to British archives and a 'Sport in Public History' section. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: ’Book review: Sport and the New Zealanders: a history [Greg Ryan and Geoff Watson] by Tony Collins.
Soccer, a.k.a (association) football is the most popular mass spectator sport in the world. Soccer & Society is the first international journal devoted to the game of soccer, and aims to focus on the game in the context of a more global world. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: ’Dark-skinned pioneers in European national football teams: patterns and stories by Przemysław Nosal & Natalia Organista.
IRSS is a peer reviewed academic journal. Its main purpose is to disseminate research and scholarship on sport throughout the international academic community. The journal publishes research articles of varying lengths, as well as book and media reviews. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: FOOTBALL ACTIVISM AS POLITICAL CONTENTION: CONTEXTUAL DETERMINANTS OF MEMBERSHIP IN THE ASSOCIATION OF SUPPORTERS OF HAJDUK SPLIT by Josip Glaurdić.
In our ambition to cover the whole book series ”Football Research in an Enlarged Europe”, we asked Matthew L. McDowell for a review of the 2015 edited volume European Football and Collective Memory by Wolfram Pyta & Nils Havemann (Palgrave Macmillan). Our reviewer finds an uneven collection that’s still relevant for analyses of European football and for football as a metaphor for the European project.
Jack Anderson, Richard Parrish and Borja García have collected a knowledgeable score of European sport law scholars for their collected volume Research Handbook on EU Sports Law and Policy (Edward Elgar). We asked equally knowledgeable David McArdle of Stirling Law School for a review, and he endorses just about everything about the book – except the retail price...
I Borja Garcias och Jinming Zhengs antologi Football and Supporter Activism in Europe: Whose Game Is It? (Palgrave Macmillan) diskuteras i ett dussintal bidrag elitherrfotbollens distansering från sin supporterbas som en följd av globalisering och kommersialisering. Ur de åt lite olika håll spretande bidragen utläser Daniel Alsarve en genomgående tes: Herrfotbollen bör vara rädda om sina supportrar.
The Bosman judgment is considered from a number of angles in the anthology The Legacy of Bosman: Revisiting the Relationship between EU Law and Sport edited by Antoine Duval & Ben Van Rompuy (TMC Asser Press). Our reviewer Mikael Hansson finds valuable contributions as well as less so, and would perhaps have liked a slightly counterfactual approach as well.
Idrottssociologen Arve Hjelsett recenserar en ny bok om europeisering av fotboll, The Transformation of European Football: Towards the Europeanisation of the National Game, en antologi sammanställd av Arne Niemann, Borja García och Wyn Grant (Manchester University Press).