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Theory Synthesis in Sport and International Relations Research

Theory Synthesis in Sport and International Relations Research

An inadequate embodiment of IR paradigms exists in contemporary ‘sport & IR’ research as soft power, although highly influential, remains theoretically simplistic.

Football & Racism: Euro 2012 in Perspective

Football & Racism: Euro 2012 in Perspective

The archetype of racism in football is almost identical to the kind of discrimination witnessed in other parts of society. Racism in football is a socially transmitted disease that society must remedy.

Euro 2012 and the UK’s ‘Semi-boycott’

Euro 2012 and the UK’s ‘Semi-boycott’

The ‘semi’ status of the UK’s boycott leaves it a little ambiguous as a political stance. When considering the effectiveness of the UK’s stance, it is instructive to consider the media focus generated by a sports mega-event.

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