Make goals not war: the contribution of international football to world peace

Hough, Peter (2008) Make goals not war: the contribution of international football to world peace. International Journal of the History of Sport, 25 (10). pp. 1287-1305. ISSN 0952-3367

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09523360802212214

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Abstract

Academic treatments of football have tended to focus either on the game's capacity to inspire xenophobic hooliganism amongst its followers or how it has been exploited by politicians for nationalistic purposes. This article seeks to readdress the imbalanced impression of football's social and political impact presented in this literature and in the dominant media discourse by highlighting the positive contributions made by the world's most popular sport to international relations by facilitating communication and respect for global rules of fair play.

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Research Areas:Middlesex University Schools and Centres > School of Law > Law and Politics
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