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  • The Roots of Football Hooliganismby Eric Dunning; Patrick J. Murphy; John Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 120.00

    This systematic historical and sociological study of the phenomenon of football hooliganism examines the history of crowd disorderliness at association football matches in Britain and assesses both popular and academic explanations of the problem. The authors? study starts in the 1880s, when professional football first emerged in its modern form,... more...

  • Fußballklubs als Global Playerby Philipp Schlösser

    Tectum Verlag 2011; US$ 16.08

    Hauptbeschreibung Wie mauserten sich regional aktive Fußballklubs wie der FC Barcelona, Real Madrid oder Manchester United zu global ausstrahlenden Marken? Was sind die entscheidenden Erfolgsfaktoren für die Internationalisierung von Fußballvereinen? Welche Bedeutung hat eine Marktentwicklung über nationale Grenzen hinaus für den Klub als Unternehmen?... more...

  • Kundenbindung im Zuschauersportby Alexander Berlin

    Tectum Verlag 2012; US$ 25.51

    Durch den verschärften Wettbewerb mit anderen Freizeit- und Unterhaltungsangeboten stehen viele Sportklubs vor der Herausforderung, die Gunst der Kunden für sich zu gewinnen, um die eigene Position am Markt behaupten zu können. Deshalb sind sie gefordert, durch geeignete Maßnahmen Sportzuschauer langfristig an sich zu binden. Doch welche sind die Faktoren,... more...

  • This Great Symbolby John J. MacAloon

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    This Great Symbol is the definitive study of the origins of the modern Olympic Games and of their founder, Pierre de Coubertin, whose ideological stamp the Olympics still bear. Behind this fascinating blend of biography and history lies an impressive framework of cultural, social, and psychological theories skilfully employed to interpret the creation... more...

  • The 1940 Tokyo Games: The Missing Olympicsby Sandra Collins

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 37.95

    By representing their experience of modernity as different from the West in their respective Olympic Games, Asian nations reveal much about the ambitions and anxieties of being an Asian host in the continuing western Olympic hegemony. This original work explores the encounter between ?the East and the West? by analyzing the deliberate self-presentational... more...

  • The Economic Theory of Professional Team Sportsby S. Kesenne

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2007; US$ 40.00

    Analyses the theory of professional team sports. This book explores the special characteristics of the industry, analysing the product and player labour market under both the profit- and win-maximisation hypothesis. It investigates the impact of different league regulations such as the transfer system, revenue sharing arrangements and salary caps. more...

  • Boycottby Jerry Caraccioli; Tom Caraccioli; Walter F. Mondale

    New Chapter Press 2008; US$ 9.99

    With a thorough exploration of the political climate of the time and the Soviet Union?s invasion of Afghanistan, this book describes the repercussions of Jimmy Carter?s American boycott of the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow. Despite missing the games they had trained relentlessly to compete in, many U.S. athletes went on to achieve remarkable successes... more...

  • La lex sportivaby Franck Latty

    BRILL 2007; US$ 282.00

    Based on the notion of transnational law, this book analyses the self-regulation of transnational sports movement. It shows that lex sportiva is made of various legal systems of the international federations, which the legal order of the International Olympic Committee tends to centralise. It evaluates the degree of autonomy of lex sportiva. more...

  • Historical Dictionary of the Olympic Movementby Ian Buchanan; Bill Mallon

    Scarecrow Press 2005; US$ 99.99

    The third edition of this fascinating book deals with both levels of the competition?the competitive side and the administrative side. The dictionary includes hundreds of cross-referenced entries on the major sports, more outstanding athletes, participating countries and numerous bodies in the organization as well as successive generations of officials?starting... more...

  • Stumbling on Wins (Bonus Content Edition)by David Berri; Martin Schmidt

    Pearson Education 2010; US$ 24.99

    The next quantum leap beyond Moneyball , this book offers powerful new insights into all human decision-making, because if sports teams are getting it wrong this badly, how do you know you're not? Sometimes the decisions that teams make are simply inexplicable. Consider: sports teams have an immense amount of detailed, quantifiable information... more...