Asia and the Future of Football

The Role of the Asian Football Confederation

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Author: Ben Weinberg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317576314

Category: Social Science

Page: 196

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Football is the most popular sport in the world. Globalisation and commercialisation of the game, however, have created new conflicts and challenges. This book explores the role of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) within the rising significance of football in Asia, drawing on three key theoretical perspectives: globalisation, neo-institutionalism and governance, as well as comprehensive data from interviews and archive material. It explores the organisational structure of AFC, its decision-making processes, relations with other actors, and policies put forward. To understand the specificities AFC has faced in its 60-year history, the broader historical, political, economic, socio-cultural and geographic contexts of football in Asia are taken into account.

Football: From England to the World

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Author: Dolores Martinez,Projit B. Mukharji

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317967852

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 156

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This book is a fascinating journey through a series of scholarly articles. The journey begins by tracing one of the most significant stories in the popularization of Association Football. In the next leg of the journey it charts the diverse and changing face of the modern British game. It then moves on to the global spread of the game from England and its domestication and appropriation in its new homes across the planet. It also investigates the exchanges which are increasingly taking place between these new homes of football. In the concluding pieces football’s global experience is compared with the attempts at globalizing baseball and drawing out the larger patterns that inform football’s global experience. This book was published as a special issue in Soccer and Society.

The Future of Football

Challenges for the Twenty-first Century

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Author: Jon Garland,Dominic Malcolm,Mike Rowe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135306184

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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World football has undergone unprecedented change over the past decade. On the field, the richest European clubs have retained their pre-eminence, but with multinational playing squads backed up by global marketing industries. Club ownership rests increasingly with impersonal shareholders, rather than local business figures. Domestic and international football competitions are being transformed by the financial power of the mass media. The world's top players are paid far more than their peers from previous eras. This volume covers a wide range of topical issues which football players, fans and administrators will have to confront in the years to come.

The future of U.S. foreign policy in Asia and the Pacific

hearings before the Subcommittees on International Economic Policy and Trade, Asia and the Pacific, and International Operations and Human Rights of the Committee on International Relations, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourth Congress, first session, February 2, February 9, March 16, and June 27, 1995

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Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on International Relations. Subcommittee on International Economic Policy and Trade,United States. Congress. House. Committee on International Relations. Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific,United States. Congress. House. Committee on International Relations. Subcommittee on International Operations and Human Rights

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 453

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Globalised Football

Nations and Migration, the City and the Dream

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Author: Nina Clara Tiesler,Joao Nuno Coelho

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317968816

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 36

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When studying the social phenomena in and around football, five major aspects of globalisation processes become evident: international migration, the global flow of capital, the syncretistic nature of tradition and modernity in contemporary culture, new experiences of time and space and the revolution in information technologies. In an exploration of these themes the collection provides insight into academic studies of football in Portugal, Germany, England, Spain, Brazil, Angola, Mozambique, China, Japan, South Korea, Russia and the USA. At examining football-related phenomena under the headings of nations and migration, myths and business, the city and the dream, it shows how modernised football itself is object and subject in processes of both neo-liberal globalisation and counter hegemonic globalisation. While the contributions highlight characteristics of particular local and national contexts, the volume focuses on global centre-periphery-relations and migration trajectories of football professionals by analysing recent developments in post-colonial Portuguese speaking areas: The high ranking of "Portuguese football" not only serves in national(ist) discourses or in order to emancipate the country from a marginal position, it also turns Portugal into a football-talent exporter, confronting it partly with the same ambiguous consequences as Brazil and the African countries, who "lose" their football talents to the European centre. The receiving countries, again, include Portugal. This book was previously published as a special issue of Soccer in Society

The Reckoning: Debt, Democracy, and the Future of American Power

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Author: Michael Moran

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1137000422

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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A leading forecaster of economic and political trends takes a sharp look at the decline of American influence in the world, and how it can prepare for the new reality. The age of American global dominance is ending. Today, a host of forces are converging to challenge its cherished notion of exceptionalism, and risky economic and foreign policies have steadily eroded the power structure in place since the Cold War. Staggering under a huge burden of debt, the country must make some tough choices—or cede sovereignty to its creditors. In The Reckoning, Michael Moran, geostrategy analyst explores the challenges ahead -- and what, if anything, can be prevent chaos as America loses its perch at the top of the mountain. Covering developments like unprecedented information technologies, the growing prosperity of China, India, Brazil, and Turkey, and the diminished importance of Wall Street in the face of global markets, Moran warns that the coming shift will have serious consequences not just for the United States, but for the wider world. Countries that have traditionally depended on the United States for protection and global stability will have to fend for themselves. Moran describes how, with a bit of wise leadership, America can transition to this new world order gracefully—by managing entitlements, reigniting sustainable growth, reforming immigration policy, launching new regional dialogues that bring friend and rival together in cooperative multinational structures, and breaking the poisonous deadlock in Washington. If not, he warns, history won't wait.

Soccer in South Asia

Empire, Nation, Diaspora

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Author: Paul Dimeo,James Mills

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135276501

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 200

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The place of football in the colonial and post-colonial past is explored and both British and Portuguese influences on the development of the game are considered. Contemporary issues such as the impact of the professional league in India and the role of UK Asians in the organization of the Indian game are considered. Future scenarios are explored and models for progression and problems facing the sport in south Asia are outlined.

Lions and Tigers: The Story of Football in Singapore and Malaysia

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Author: John Duerden

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd

ISBN: 9814794201

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 194

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Through attending games and talking to players, coaches, media and fans from the past and the present, seasoned football correspondent John Duerden charts the history of the rivalry in the past, captures a snapshot of the rivalry as it is and casts a look at the future. It won't be just about the big games but about players from one country that played in another and the recent sojourn of Lions XII in Malaysia and Harimau Muda in the S-League. From meetings between the two national teams and clubs to tales from the times when they both sent teams to compete in the other’s league, Lions and Tigers describes how Singapore and Malaysia feel about each other and how it all looks to an outsider between the two countries with comments from both nations—from coaches, players and key stakeholders, and also journalists and fans of the beautiful game.

Das Spiel mit dem Fussball

Interessen, Projektionen und Vereinnahmungen

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Author: Jürgen Mittag,Jörg-Uwe Nieland

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Soccer

Page: 592

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Soccer Empire

The World Cup and the Future of France

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Author: Laurent Dubois

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520259289

Category: History

Page: 329

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Traces the history of soccer in France, focusing on two of the biggest players, the lasting imperial legacies, and the sport's power to change the nation.

New Mega Trends

Implications for our Future Lives

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Author: S. Singh

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137008091

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 258

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YOUR GUIDE TO A FULFILLING BUSINESS AND PERSONAL FUTURE Based on research by one of the world's largest growth-consulting companies, New Mega Trends identifies the ten most important global trends that will define our future, including business models, smart technology, connectivity and convergence and radical social trends. New Mega Trends will give you the tools to not only identify and evaluate these game-changing trends, but also help you to translate them into market opportunities for your everyday business and personal life. How will we travel to work in the cities of the future? Will Zero be the new big thing? How will we stay connected in the Mega Trends World? Will our Wellness and Well-Being top business agenda? If you are a leader with a corporate vision, or a strategic planner within your organization, or just plain curious about your future, New Mega Trends will provide you with stimulating stories, startling facts and thought-provoking case studies that will not only inform your future but entertain you today.

Football and Management

Comparisons between Sport and Enterprise

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Author: S. Soderman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230391184

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 286

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What happens off the football pitch? This volume mixes storytelling with theoretical and conceptual reasoning to analyse marketing, product, product development and management, as well as (in football terms), the atmosphere, match, training and club management.

FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association)

The Men, the Myths and the Money

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Author: Alan Tomlinson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134444389

Category: Political Science

Page: 196

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Founded in 1904 by representatives of the sporting organisations of six European nations then expanding into the Americas, Asia and Africa FIFA has developed to become one of the most high profile and lucrative businesses in the global consumer and cultural industry. Recent years however have been characterised by a series of crises leaving the organisation open to critique and exposure, and creating a soap operatic narrative of increasing interest to the global media. In this critical new account of one of the world’s most important sporting institutions, Professor Alan Tomlinson investigates the history of FIFA and the underlying political dynamics characterising its growth. The book explores the influence of the men who have led FIFA, the emergence of the World Cup as FIFA’s exclusive product, FIFA’s relationships with other federations and associations, the crises that have shaped its recent history, and the issues and challenges that are likely to shape its future. Particular focus is given to selected moments in the post- Havelange administration and the way in which FIFA, its current president Joseph Blatter and some key close colleagues have responded to and survived successive scandals. The book provides a foundation for understanding the growth and development of what is widely accepted as the world’s most popular sport; sheds light on the shifting politics of nationalism in the post-colonial period; and reveals the opportunistic forms of personal aggrandizement shaping an increasingly media-influenced and globalizing world in which international sport was both a harbinger and an early reflection of these trends and forces. Fascinating and provocative, this is essential reading for anybody with an interest in soccer, sport and society, sports governance, or global organisations.

Terrorism and the Olympics

Major Event Security and Lessons for the Future

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Author: Anthony Richards,Pete Fussey,Andrew Silke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136854975

Category: History

Page: 272

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The book aims to outline the progress, problems and challenges of delivering a safe and secure Olympics in the context of the contemporary serious and enduring terrorist threat. The enormous media profile and symbolic significance of the Olympic Games, the history of terrorists aiming to use such high-profile events to advance their cause, and Al Qaeda's aim to cause mass casualties, all have major implications for the security of London 2012. Drawing on contributions from leading academics and practitioners in the field the book will assess the current terrorist threat, particularly focusing on terrorist targeting and how the Olympics might feature in this, before addressing particular response themes such as transport security, the role of surveillance, resilient designing of Olympic sites, the role of private security, and the challenge of inter-agency coordination. The book will conclude by providing an assessment of the legacy of Olympic security to date and will discuss the anticipated issues and dilemmas of the future. This book will be of interest to students of terrorism studies, security studies, counter-terrorism and sports studies.