Struggling for Women’s Rights: International Sports Associations Duck the Gun

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By James M. Dorsey This is an expanded version of remarks made at Interdisciplinary Net’s Politics, Money and Sport Places, and Mega Events workshop in Oxford, 13-15 October 2016 This is a story as much about Saudi Arabia or for that matter about Iran as it is about international sports associations and how they balance … [Read more…]

Gulf autocrats and sports corruption: A marriage made in heaven

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Remarks at 2016 Exeter Gulf Conference Global soccer and global sports governance have for the past nine years and certainly since a fateful meeting in late 2010 of the executive committee of FIFA, the world soccer body, witnessed crisis after crisis. Invariably the scandals involved corruption: financial corruption, political corruption or corruption of sporting performance. … [Read more…]

Creating Frankenstein: The Saudi Export of Wahhabism – Remarks at 2016 Exeter Gulf Conference

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This book project on Saudi public diplomacy using primarily the kingdom’s financial muscle has had a long gestation. It focuses on the impact of various policies of the kingdom on Muslim communities and nations across the globe. In doing so, I will concentrate on Saudi government policy and actions as well as those of senior … [Read more…]

​„Bruch mit allem, was bisher Konsens war“ – Faszination Fankurve

Nachdem der Eintracht Frankfurt Fanclubverband die Vorfälle vom Magdeburg Spiel verurteilte (Faszination Fankurve berichtete), meldet sich nun die Fan- und Förderabteilung von Eintracht Frankfurt zu Wort und findet deutliche Worte zu den Vorfällen und den daraus resultierenden Folgen. Quelle: „Bruch mit allem, was bisher Konsens war“ – Faszination Fankurve