International sports regulation : an evolving private-public partnership / Eric Windholz, Graeme Hodge

Windholz, Eric | Hodge, Graeme

Globalisation has seen regulation move beyond the state. International sports offer a strong example, with the evolution of an extensive system of global regulation and law. This article critically examines the evolving private-public partnership that is international sports regulation. In particular, it investigates two case studies: the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). The intellectual lenses of public-private partnership and of power are adopted to analyze these cases. The social, cultural, political and economic importance of sport makes examining the evolution of international sports regulation an interesting and valuable exercise. Studying it also potentially offers valuable insights and lessons for the development of international regulatory systems and global law making more broadly.

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