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This work provides a detailed examination of sports and law issues within the socio-economic and cultural context of the role that sport plays in society. It reflects the growth and importance of sports law as a distinct area of legal inquiry. Guidance has been obtained from a number of international sports law writers, including Professor John Barnes at the University of Western Ontario, author of "Sports and the Law in Canada", and Professor Martin Greenberg, Director of the National Sports Law Institute at Marquette University in Milwaukee and author of "Sports Law Practice".

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ISBN-13: 9781859413111
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 01/01/1998
Pages: 608
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Simon Boyes is a Senior Lecturer at Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University. He teaches on Nottingham Law School’s LLM Sports Law, as well as its Sports Law module on the undergraduate law programme. His primary research interests are in the self-regulatory aspects of sport and their relationship with the law. He also has an interest in the relationship between sport and the European Union. Most of his recent published work is in this area, including, ‘One Size Fits All? The Myth of a Homogenous European Sports Law’ [2006] 1-2 International Sports Law Journal 16 and ‘Caught Behind or Following-On? Cricket, the European Union and the "Bosman Effect"’ [2005] 3 Entertainment and Sports Law Journal.

Simon Gardiner is a Reader in Sports Law at Leeds Metropolitan University and Senior Research Fellow at the Asser International Sports Law Centre. His particular research interests include sports governance, racism and the construction of national identity in sport. He has published widely in a number of areas of sports law. He is co-editor of EU, Sport, Law and Policy: Regulation, Re-regulation and Representation, 2nd. ed. (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2009) (with Parrish, R & Siekmann, R.), and author of ‘UK Sports Law’ in Blanpain, R & Hendrickx, F (eds.) International Encyclopaedia of Sports Law (The Hague: Kluwer, 2008). He is editor of the Sport and the Law Journal and on the editorial board of the International Sports Law Journal.

Urvasi Naidoo is a sports lawyer who previously worked for the Salt Lake Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games 2002 in the Brand Protection Department and the International Cricket Council as their In House Lawyer. She is currently employed as the Chief Executive Officer of the International Federation of Netball Associations. She is a Trustee to Sporting Equals, the only organisation working across the UK to promote opportunities for black and ethnic minorities in sport and physical activity and sits on the Commission for the Future of Women’s Sports. She has published a number of sports law articles and is a regular speaker/ guest lecturer on her specialist topics: Ambush Marketing, Brand Protection, Constitutional and Regulatory Matters, Dispute Resolution, Disciplinary Measures, Anti Corruption, Sport and Corporate Social Responsibility and Contract. Her interest in the Olympic movement saw her volunteer at Athens 2004 and Vancouver 2010 and she is down to volunteer again at London 2012.

John O’Leary is a Senior Lecturer in Law and member of the International Law Unit at Anglia Ruskin University. He has written extensively and published widely in the areas of doping, stadium safety and sports contracts. He acts as a consultant to sports governing bodies, was co-author of a report on doping for the European Commission and has advised UK Anti-Doping on Legal aspects of anti-doping regulation. He is editor of Drugs and Doping in Sport: Socio-Legal Perspectives (2000, Cavendish Publishing).

Roger Welch is a visiting research fellow at the University of Portsmouth. His research interests are primarily in the areas of employment law, trade unions rights and sports law, and he has published widely in these areas. His publications in sports law include: ‘A Snort and a Puff: Recreational Drugs and Discipline in Professional Sport’, in O’ Leary (ed), Drugs and Doping in Sport, (2001, Cavendish); ‘Player Mobility, the FIFA Transfer Rules and Freedom of Movement’ International Sports Law Review, 2006; ‘The Contractual Dynamics of Team Stability Versus Player Mobility: Who Rules ‘The Beautiful Game’? Entertainment and Sports Law Journal, 2007 (with S Gardiner); ‘Football, Racism and the Limits of ‘Colour Blind’ Law Revisited’, in Burdsey, D. (ed), Ethnicity and Football: Persisting Debates and Emergent Issues (2011, Routledge) (with Simon Gardiner); ‘Bosman – There and Back Again: the Legitimacy of Playing Quotas under European Union Sports Policy’, European Law Journal, 2011, (with Simon Gardiner).

Table of Contents

Historical and Cultural Perspectives on Sport
Theoretical Models of the Regulation of Sport
Sport and the Role of the State in Britain
Governance of Sport
The Legal Regulation of Sport's Governing Bodies
Alternative Dispute Mechanisms in Sport
The Legal Regulation of Doping
Sport and Money
Sport and Competition Policy
Intellectual Property Rights and Sport
Sports Marketing, Sponsorship and Ambush Marketing
Sport and Contracts of Employment
Termination of Contracts of Employment in Sport
Sports Participants and the Law of Discrimination
The Criminal Law and Participator Violence
Tort, Compensation and Resolution for Violence
Spectators, Participants and Stadiums.

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