Leading Cases in Sports Law

Leading Cases in Sports Law

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This book accounts for over 25 of the most influential cases in international sports law, as written by some of the leading authorities in the area. Authors from Europe, the United States, Australia, South Africa, Canada and New Zealand trace the evolution of this emerging discipline of law through an analysis of individual cases, as discussed under a number of key debates and themes in contemporary sports law, including: the "public" nature of legal disputes in sport; player employment mobility litigation; doping and the spirit of sport; TV rights holding proceedings; and enduring themes in sports law such as on-field violence, spectator safety, animal welfare and gender equality.
Valuable for sports law academics, arbitrators and practitioners, sports administrators and governing bodies, but also for students (postgraduate and undergraduate) and all those with an interest in international sports law.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 395 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 21.34mm | 6,204g
  • The Hague, Netherlands
  • English
  • 2013 ed.
  • 3 Tables, black and white; XV, 395 p.
  • 9067049786
  • 9789067049788

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This collection of key cases in sports law accounts for both the historical development of the topic and critical, contemporary issues in sports law. The collection includes case law from numerous jurisdictions across the common and civil law traditions and includes leading awards at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, which individually have contributed to the robustness of modern sports law. It is written by over 20 leading sports law academics and practitioners drawn from over a dozen jurisdictions worldwide. The collection will interest practitioners, students and sports law academics and will also appeal to those interested in the study of sport more generally. Although organised thematically, the individual submissions provide careful and in-depth analysis of each case, outlining its factual background, isolating its key principles and placing it in its wider context.

The self-contained nature of the chapters provides an ease of reference and, collectively, ensures an engaging array of voices and perspectives on this area of law. This book is a must have for every sports law library, sports law practitioner or student interested in the area.

Professor Jack Anderson is director of Education, School of Law, Queen's University Belfast, UK.
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Table of contents

The Emergence of Sports Law.- Player Mobility v Contractual Stability.- When the Private Business of Sport becomes the Public Business of Law.- Doping and the Spirit of Sports Law.- Contemporary Issues in Sports Law.- Enduring Themes in Sports Law.
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