Sport and Politics: new series of books with Palgrave

I’m delighted to announce that Palgrave have launched a new series of books, Palgrave Studies in Sport and Politics, which I am editing. The series will¬†explore various aspects of the complex inter-relationships between sport and politics. It will include books with a historical focus, and those with a more contemporary approach, and it will encourage contributions that consider politics in the broadest sense, with themes such as: sport and the state; non-state political agencies and organisations; governance and the internal politics of sports organisations; sport and diplomacy; sport and war; sport, security, and terrorism; sport and political ideology; sport and human rights; sport and law; sport and policy; sports development; sport and political dissidence and protest; sport and cultural politics; sport and identity politics; sport and the politics of gender, class, ethnicity, age, sexuality, religion, and disability. I’ll be working with an international editorial board to develop this series, which will include monographs and edited collections.

The first two books in the series are already out. Luke Harris kicked it off with his Britain and the Olympic Games, 1908-1920: perspectives on participation and identity. This will be joined very soon by Kevin Blackburn’s War, Sport and the Anzac Tradition.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal for a book, or in discussing an idea informally, please contact me direct through this site, or click on the Publishing With Us tab on the series’ home site.

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