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Advanced Introduction to Global Sports Law

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Advanced Introduction to Global Sports Law

9781789905113 Edward Elgar Publishing
Stephen F. Ross, Professor of Law, Pennsylvania State University, US
Publication Date: 2021 ISBN: 978 1 78990 511 3 Extent: 160 pp
Stephen F. Ross presents this succinct introduction to key topics of law specific to sports, comparing approaches to sports law across the globe, with particular focus on the United States, Europe, and common law jurisdictions. Contrasting the profit-maximizing approach of North American leagues with the global integrated approach of professional sports governed by national and international governing boards, the book offers a novel model for the latter.

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Elgar Advanced Introductions are stimulating and thoughtful introductions to major fields in the social sciences, business and law, expertly written by the world’s leading scholars. Designed to be accessible yet rigorous, they offer concise and lucid surveys of the substantive and policy issues associated with discrete subject areas.

Stephen F. Ross presents this succinct introduction to key topics of law specific to sports, comparing approaches to sports law across the globe, with particular focus on the United States, Europe, and common law jurisdictions. Contrasting the profit-maximizing approach of North American leagues with the global integrated approach of professional sports governed by national and international governing boards, the book offers a novel model for the latter.

Key features include:

• an exploration of how law facilitates or impairs revenue generation through contract, intellectual property, and other doctrines
• an insight into remedies for player contract breaches
• examination of the widespread use of arbitration in the resolution of sports law disputes
• analysis of competition law and human rights law as the principal external legal constraints on sporting entities.

This Advanced Introduction will be a useful resource for scholars and advanced students of sports law. It will also be beneficial for sports lawyers and practitioners, as well as those in the fields of global and transnational law.
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‘This text fills a yawning gap in the literature. Hitherto sports law books have dealt with one jurisdiction, scarcely acknowledging the alternative approaches adopted by other legal systems. Professor Ross, whose distinguished career has been marked by a commitment to comparative legal analysis, is the ideal person to review the terrain and point out the landmarks. This book will be of immense value to anyone who wants to understand how the law can interact with sports and sports organizations, not just by imagining abstract counterfactuals, but using concrete examples of alternative juridical interpretations.’
– Stefan Szymanski, University of Michigan, US

‘Steve Ross is able to take the swirling vortex of sports law from around the world and corral it into a comprehensible and relatable form. Those lawyers working in sports should dig into this book if only to learn some valuable analogies that can shape one's own practice.’
– Robert Hacker, President, Sports Lawyers Association

‘Sport is typically fast-moving, vivid and colourful. Governance in sport is by contrast typically conservative and resistant to change. In this book Steve Ross, one of the world’s foremost sports law scholars, explains the disruptive potential of the law in generating innovation. His insights, underpinned by astute comparative expertise, are normatively ambitious and reveal the sensitivities raised by the interplay of sport’s economic and non-economic dimensions.’
–Stephen Weatherill, University of Oxford, UK
Contents
Contents: Preface: What is global sports law? 1. Basic models of sports governance 2. The proper mission for national governing boards 3. Intellectual property, contract, and other legal issues in developing revenue for commercial sport 4. Achieving and preserving sporting integrity 5. Competition law 6. Sports and human rights 7. Arbitrating sports disputes Index
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