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Title EU Sports Law and Breakaway Leagues in Football
Author Katarina Pijetlovic
Publisher T.M.C. Asser Press
Release 2015-02-25
Category Law
Total Pages 333
ISBN 9789462650473
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Katarina Pijetlovic is the first author to address the issue of breakaway leagues in football and their treatment under EU law. In this book she guides the reader through EU sports law, the specificities of the sporting industry and the problems and power struggles in European football governance in the context of the breakaway threats by elite clubs. In order to analyse the legality of UEFA clauses that restrict the formation of such breakaway structures, the author first provides a progressive interpretation of the applicable EU sports law and an in-depth analytical review of EU sports cases decided under internal market and competition provisions, including a novel perspective on the UEFA home-grown rule and the Bosman case. Thereafter, she sets out an original theory of convergence between TFEU provisions on competition and the internal market in the light of sporting exceptions. Finally, in applying the legal principles thus outlined Katarina Pijetlovic explores the legality of the restrictive UEFA clauses and the case for the formation of alternative leagues in European football under EU sports law. A number of surprising outcomes emerge from this analytical process. Conversely, she also tests the largely neglected issue of the legality of forming a breakaway league by the European elite football clubs. The systematic way in which the reader is guided through EU sports law and the legal issues under consideration makes the book accessible for EU lawyers as well as non-EU sports lawyers, on both an academic and a practitioner’s level. Katarina Pijetlovic holds licentiate and doctoral degrees in EU sports law from the University of Helsinki. The book appears in the ASSER International Sports Law Series, under the editorship of Dr. David McArdle, Prof. Ben Van Rompuy and Marco van der Harst LL.M.

Football Society The Law by David Mcardle

Title Football Society The Law
Author David Mcardle
Publisher Routledge
Release 2013-03-04
Category Law
Total Pages 292
ISBN 113534700X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This text provides a new dimension to the exciting and rapidly expanding field of sport and the law. David McArdle contemplates laws influence over the development of football between the founding of the English Football League in 1888 and the European Court of Justices seminal ruling in the Bosman case over a century later. From Boot Money to Bosman provides insights into how the law on violence and consent impacts upon acts of on-field violence,the courts role in securing players a greater degree of contractual freedom and the football governing bodies responses to player power. It also looks at the games, and the legislatures, attempts to prevent hooliganism and racism and considers the impact of the move towards all-seater stadia in the wake of the Hillsborough disaster. The book provides information on how race and sex discrimination law impact upon footballs employment practices, explains why the sports governing bodies are immune to public law remedies such as judicial review (but are possibly not immune the provisions of the Human Rights Act 1998) and exhorts footballs governing bodies to take the lead in participant protection initiatives. Lucid and thought-provoking, this book will be required reading for sports studies students and particularly those who are concerned with football and the law. It will also appeal to people working within the football industry and others who wish to understand how the law has influenced, and will continue to influence, the development of football.

Title Law and Sport in Contemporary Society
Author Steven Greenfield
Publisher Routledge
Release 2013-05-13
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 296
ISBN 1136331123
Language English, Spanish, and French
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As the commercialization of sport grows, the need for proper regulation increases. In legal terms, sport is part of the entertainment and media industries which are subject to rapid change. This work brings together experts in many fields to analyze these changes and to discuss the implications of issues such as the BSkyB-Manchester United case, civil and criminal actions on the playing field, the "Bosman" ruling, drugs in sport, the legality of boxing and the validity of decisions made by governing bodies. This collection should appeal to students of both sports history and sports sociology.

From Boot Money to Bosman by David McArdle

Title From Boot Money to Bosman
Author David McArdle
Publisher Routledge Cavendish
Release 2000
Category Law
Total Pages 259
ISBN 9781859414378
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This text provides a new dimension to the exciting and rapidly expanding field of sport and the law. David McArdle contemplates laws influence over the development of football between the founding of the English Football League in 1888 and the European Court of Justices seminal ruling in the Bosman case over a century later. From Boot Money to Bosman provides insights into how the law on violence and consent impacts upon acts of on-field violence,the courts role in securing players a greater degree of contractual freedom and the football governing bodies responses to player power. It also looks at the games, and the legislatures, attempts to prevent hooliganism and racism and considers the impact of the move towards all-seater stadia in the wake of the Hillsborough disaster. The book provides information on how race and sex discrimination law impact upon footballs employment practices, explains why the sports governing bodies are immune to public law remedies such as judicial review (but are possibly not immune the provisions of the Human Rights Act 1998) and exhorts footballs governing bodies to take the lead in participant protection initiatives. Lucid and thought-provoking, this book will be required reading for sports studies students and particularly those who are concerned with football and the law. It will also appeal to people working within the football industry and others who wish to understand how the law has influenced, and will continue to influence, the development of football.

Sports Law in the Netherlands by Steven F.H. Jellinghaus

Title Sports Law in the Netherlands
Author Steven F.H. Jellinghaus
Publisher Kluwer Law International B.V.
Release 2017-06-15
Category Law
Total Pages 116
ISBN 9041189459
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this practical analysis of sports law in the Netherlands deals with the regulation of sports activity by both public authorities and private sports organizations. The growing internationalization of sports inevitably increases the weight of global regulation, yet each country maintains its own distinct regime of sports law and its own national and local sports organizations. Sports law at a national or organizational level thus gains a growing relevance in comparative law. The book describes and discusses both state-created rules and autonomous self-regulation regarding the variety of economic, social, commercial, cultural, and political aspects of sports activities. Self- regulation manifests itself in the form of by-laws, and encompasses organizational provisions, disciplinary rules, and rules of play. However, the trend towards more professionalism in sports and the growing economic, social and cultural relevance of sports have prompted an increasing reliance on legal rules adopted by public authorities. This form of regulation appears in a variety of legal areas, including criminal law, labour law, commercial law, tax law, competition law, and tort law, and may vary following a particular type or sector of sport. It is in this dual and overlapping context that such much-publicized aspects as doping, sponsoring and media, and responsibility for injuries are legally measured. This monograph fills a gap in the legal literature by giving academics, practitioners, sports organizations, and policy makers access to sports law at this specific level. Lawyers representing parties with interests in the Netherlands will welcome this very useful guide, and academics and researchers will appreciate its value in the study of comparative sports law.

Understanding Football by Julia Hickey

Title Understanding Football
Author Julia Hickey
Publisher Coachwise 1st4sport
Release 2006
Category Soccer
Total Pages 60
ISBN 9781905540075
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Future of Football by Jon Garland

Title The Future of Football
Author Jon Garland
Publisher Psychology Press
Release 2000
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 238
ISBN 9780714650685
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Looks at the changes in world soccer over the past decade and discusses a variety of social and economic issues of interest to fans, players, and administrators.

Title Introduction to International and European Sports Law
Author Robert C.R. Siekmann
Publisher T.M.C. Asser Press
Release 2012-04-20
Category Law
Total Pages 420
ISBN 9789067048514
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The book is an introduction to sports law, in particular International (worldwide) and European (EU) sports law. The chapters are all put in the perspective of the innovative sports law doctrine that is developed and presented in the opening chapter on what sports law is. After a general coverage of the core concept of “sport specificity” (that is whether private sporting rules and regulations can be justified notwithstanding they are not in conformity with public law), the book covers the following specific main themes of International and European Sports Law (capita selecta): comparative sports law; competition law and sport; the collective selling of TV rights; sports betting; Social Dialogue in sport; sport and nationality; professional football transfer rules; anti-doping law in sport; transnational football hooliganism in Europe; international sports boycotts. In this book association football (“soccer”) is the sport that is by far most on the agenda. It is the largest sport in the world and most popular all over the globe. The elite football in Europe is a day-to-day commercialized and professionalized industry, which makes it a perfect subject of study from an EU Law perspective.

Title International Sports Law and Business
Author Aaron N. Wise
Publisher Kluwer Law International B.V.
Release 1997-05-23
Category Law
Total Pages 2185
ISBN 9041109773
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This comprehensive, three-volume set focuses on the legal and business aspects of sports in the United States and abroad. The authors have presented the subject matter from a practical and pragmatic perspective, yet with analytical precision and attention to fine points of detail. This book is composed of five parts: Part I deals with the law and business of sports in the United States, with the primary emphasis on the legal aspects of professional sports. Part II deals with the internationalization of sports from various perspectives, principally North American team sports. Part III explores the law and business of sports in 18 non-U.S. jurisdictions--subject matter hardly covered in other sources, if at all. Part IV treats the legal and, to some extent, business aspects of broadcasting and sports, both in the United States and in selected foreign jurisdictions. Part V focuses upon sports marketing in its various forms in the United States, as well as its international perspectives. This easy-to-read work is unmatched in that it covers subjects not addressed or only tangentially addressed in other works, presents insiders perspectives on the subject matter, and focuses extensively on international aspects of sports law and business in connection with many different subjects. Among its exhibits, International Sports Law and Business includes a World League of American Football Standard Player Contract form, a sample World League of American Football Acquisition and Operation Agreement, Statute of Court of Arbitration for Sport and Regulations. It also includes a comprehensive index.

Title Legal Responses to Football Hooliganism in Europe
Author Anastassia Tsoukala
Publisher Springer
Release 2016-04-21
Category Law
Total Pages 178
ISBN 9462651086
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book brings together a number of perspectives on how different European states have responded to the phenomenon of football crowd disorder and violence, or “hooliganism”. It applies a comparative legal approach, with a particular focus on civil and human rights, to analyze domestic legislation, policing and judicial responses to the problem of “football hooliganism” in Europe. Academics and legal professionals from eight different European countries introduce and analyze the different approaches and draw together common themes and problems from their various jurisdictions. They offer insights into the interactions between (domestic) politicians, law enforcers and sports authorities. The book is important reading for scholars and practitioners in the fields of law, sports law, sociology and criminology, and for all those concerned with questions of law enforcement and human rights. While it perfectly fits the curriculum for postgraduate studies in the fields mentioned, it is also highly recommended as secondary reading for undergraduate students. Dr. Anastassia Tsoukala is tenured Associate Professor at the University of Paris XI, France. Dr. Geoff Pearson is Senior Lecturer in Criminal Law at the University of Manchester’s Law School, Manchester, United Kingdom. Dr. Peter Coenen was Assistant Professor of Law at Maastricht University in the Netherlands.

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