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Johan Lindholm’s rigorous study of CAS, The Court of Arbitration for Sport and Its Jurisprudence: An Empirical Inquiry into Lex Sportiva (TMC Asser Press) builds on empirical data and network analysis. Jack Anderson, leading sports law scholar and former arbitrator with CAS, finds much to agree on and commend in Lindholm’s study of what, in our reviewer’s words, boils down to an old Swiss boys’ club.
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...
Doping in Sport and the Law by Ulrich Haas & Deborah Healey (eds., Hart Publishing) is a couple of years old, but, as our reviewer Paul Dimeo points out, “yet key texts such as this can help us understanding contemporary and future problems”. Paul recommends the book for anyone interested in anti-doping, sports ethics and/or sports law.
The anthology «Methodology in Sports History», edited by Wray Vamplew and Dave Day (Routledge) seemed to be just what the supervisor ordered for a Ph.D. student at a crucial point in the dissertation process. For our reviewer Robert Svensson, however, it was somewhat of a disappointment. The book confuses method with methodology, and deals more with history in general than with sport history.
Bo Carlsson Institutionen för idrottsvetenskap, Malmö högskola Jack Anderson Modern Sports Law: A Textbook 373 sidor, hft. Oxford, Oxon.: Hart Publishing 2010 ISBN 978-1-84113-685-1 Det har gått mer än tio år sedan ett koppel brittiska böcker i sportsjuridik publicerades. Min första insats på idrottsforum.org, om vi bortser från själva grundandet av sajten, var just en recension av dessa böcker. Därefter har det funnits ett tomrum i denna utgivning om...