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