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Sports Law / Edition 3

Sports Law / Edition 3

by Mark JamesMark James


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This textbook provides a comprehensive overview of the ways in which the law has impacted on how sport is played, administered and consumed. The author writes in a clear and engaging manner, tracing the origins and sources of this rapidly evolving subject and drawing examples from a wide range of professional and amateur sports to illustrate the important current debates and topics of interest.

The book covers a wide-range of topics from participant and non-participant liability, fighting sports and their legality, and liability for stadium safety and disasters. The final section of the book takes in the very latest developments in mass-event sport and the growing but fundamental area of sports commercialisation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137559258
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 01/25/2018
Series: Macmillan Law Masters
Edition description: 3rd ed. 2017
Pages: 380
Product dimensions: 6.61(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

About the Author

Mark James is Professor of Sports Law and Director of Research at Manchester Law School, Manchester Metropolitan University. He has published widely in the area of sports law and is currently serving as the Editor for the Entertainment and Sports Law Journal.

Table of Contents

PART I: ORIGINS AND SOURCES OF SPORTS LAW.-1. What is Sports Law?.-2. Challenging governing bodies in English Law.-3. Challenging governing bodies before the Court of Arbitration for Sport.-PART II: SPORTS PARTICIPATION AND THE LAW.-4. Liability for Injuries Caused by Other Participants.-5. Liability for Injuries Caused by Non-participants.-6. Sports participation and the Criminal Law.-7. The Legality of Fighting Sports.-PART III: STADIUMS, SPECTATORS AND THE LAW.- 8. Liability for Dangerous Premises and Dangerous Events.-9. Stadium Disasters and Spectator Safety.-10. Crowd Disorder and Football Hooliganism.-PART IV: THE COMMERCIALISATION OF SPORT.-11. Regulating Sporting Relationships in English Law.- 12. Regulating Sporting Relationships in EU Law.-13. The Fan as Consumer and the Commercial Exploitation of Sport.-14. Olympic Law and Sporting Mega-events.

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This is the strongest sports law textbook I have seen. (Richard Parrish, Centre for Sports Law Research, Edge Hill University, UK)

Innovative, authoritative and accessible. Students will appreciate its depth of coverage and its clear layout, while those with a greater expertise can still learn from his lucid, thought-provoking exploration of the key issues. I’ve enjoyed reading it. (David McArdle, Stirling Law School, UK)

An excellent comprehensive text covering relevant areas. The style is clear, interesting and readable and I think will be accessible to our non-law students as well as to those who are more familiar with the legal principles. (Fiona Buchanan, Department of Law, University of Cumbria, UK)

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