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Sports Law and Policy in the European Union

Richard Parrish


The increasing commercialisation of sport raises important questions concerning regulation. The development of the European Union (EU) and the internationalization of sporting competition have added an international dimension to this debate. Yet sport is not only a business, it is a social and cultural activity. Can regulation at the EU level reconcile this tension? Adopting a distinctive legal and political analysis, this book argues that the EU is receptive to the claim of sport for special treatment before the law. It investigates the birth of EU sports law and policy by examining the impac ... More

Keywords: sport, European Union, European Court of Justice, sporting competition, EU sports law, Bosman ruling, EU competition law, sport broadcasting, Helsinki report, international transfer system

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780719066061
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719066061.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Parrish, author