New Papers on Sports Diplomacy

The latest issue of Sport in Society focuses on “Sport and Diplomacy” and explores the interrelationship between international sports and diplomatic studies since they both have a global public dimension to them that can be systematized. The issue features eight articles including:

This volume focuses on the interrelationships between international sport and diplomacy. Eight papers paint a picture of these relationships by considering a range of sports (football, rugby, tennis, speed skating), international sporting institutions (IOC, FIFA, RFU), events (Olympics, Rugby World Cup, Football World Cup, UEFA Champions League, Commonwealth Games, Grand Slam tennis tournaments) and nations (UK, Romania, New Zealand, Australia). At the same time, the papers address a wide range of contemporary diplomatic actors (national governments, cities, international sporting federations, transnational firms, transnational social groups) and functions or processes (representation, communication, multi-level diplomacy, public diplomacy, celebrity diplomacy).

The full edition and individual papers are available for purchase here.


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