Global Markets, Regulation, and Labour: The Erosion of the ‘National’ in National Sport

By Rook Campbell.

Published by The Sport Collection

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To develop more cooperative and just sport governance, attention must prioritize identifying the consequences of strains between state-centred and commercial-centred sport models. Although globalization opens opportunities of mobility and communication between disparate sport places and entities, there are negative consequences. Sport transnationalism accentuates a variety of conflicts, in which sport transnational labour mobility is one, that some fear could undermine the continuation of local sport or international sport competitions like the World Cup. We need to better understand the consequences of transnational flows of labour, capital, and production. I examine nation-state and global regulatory relations through a case study of professional football and the English Premier League. An analysis of sport transnationalism provides an especially vivid case for specifying and understanding the fittings of the national and the global.

Keywords: Transnationalism, Sport, Globalization, Nationalism, Athlete, State, Identity

The International Journal of Sport and Society, Volume 1, Issue 2, pp.87-100. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 654.854KB).

Rook Campbell

PhD Student, Politics and International Relations, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Rook Campbell has three primary research interests: global governance and human rights; international security; and urban and ethnic politics in global society. Looking at truth commissions and legal forums, her work concentrates in areas of sociology of human rights in considering issues of collective memory, truth, justice, and reconciliation. Currently, her principle research areas are focused on transnational criminal networks and global polity issues of transnational migrations, labour and citizenship. Her passion and interests in transnational migrations, nationalism and citizenship take to fields of sport and culture.