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Author Bourg, Jean-François.

Title The political economy of professional sport / Jean-François Bourg, Jean-Jacques Gouguet ; translated by Gerry Goodman.

Published Cheltenham ; Northampton : Edward Elgar, c2010.


Location Call No. Status
Uniform title Économie politique du sport professionnel. English
Physical description vi, 260 p. : ill.
Series New horizons in the economics of sport
New horizons in the economics of sport.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- 1. The economic history of professional sport -- 2. Significance and measurement of the economic impact of professional sport -- 3. Economic development and sporting performance on a worldwide scale -- 4. What is at stake in the new economic relationships between professional sport and television? -- 5. The segmentation of the sports labour market : three examples -- 6. Models of organization of professional sport and competitive balance -- 7. The false justification of sport as a global public good -- 8. Doping as a by-product of professional sport.
Summary This timely book offers a critical interpretation of the traditional social and economic accounts of sport. It provides an incisive analysis of professional sport and defines alternative foundations to the present model. The authors demonstrate that professional sport is an extremely complex phenomenon encompassing many unique factors depending on its global reach, financing and organization.
Other author Gouguet, Jean-Jacques.
Edward Elgar Publishing.
Subject Professional sports -- Economic aspects.
ISBN 1847209564 (hbk.)
9781847209566 (hardback)
9781849807838 (e-book)