Soccer Diplomacy: International Relations and Football since 1914

Date

2020-08

Advisors

Journal Title

Journal ISSN

ISSN

Volume Title

Publisher

University Press of Kentucky

Type

Book

Peer reviewed

Yes

Abstract

The book explores the nexus of the world’s most popular sport and diplomacy, as a tool of the nation-state based diplomacy, as diplomacy of soccer as a non-state actor, and via the relationship between soccer and a variety of diplomatic actors in the subnational, national, and transnational context. Over the past century any number of states have sought to conduct diplomacy via soccer games, tournaments, and the sport’s governance structures including the international governing body FIFA itself. FIFA’s tournaments, including its World Cup for men, youth players, or women, as well as regional tournaments provide numerous opportunities for diplomacy, from bidding for events to hosting them, and sending teams to tournaments to diplomatic reports about events, including how one’s country represented the state.

Description

Keywords

soccer, football, diplomacy, international relations, history, FIFA, World Cup

Citation

Dichter, H.L. (Ed.) (2020) Soccer Diplomacy: International Relations and Football since 1914. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky.

Rights

Research Institute

Institute of History