FIFA: "For the game. For the world"? The world governing body's escalating crisis of credibility

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Abstract

Drawing upon the author's long-term study of FIFA's history and politics, this chapter takes selected cases of conflicts of interests of FIFA committee members and amoral practices of FIFA officers to demonstrate the embedded nature of collusion and corruption in its modus operandi, and its intensification under the leadership of the president up to 2015, Sepp Blatter. It is also argued that FIFA must be understood as peopled, as a constellation of human actors, not merely a flawed model of global sport governance explained only by institutional analyses and typologies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoutledge handbook of sport and politics
EditorsA. Bairner, J. Kelly, J.W. Lee
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge
Pages251-265
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781315761930
ISBN (Print)9781138792548
Publication statusPublished - 7 Oct 2016

Publication series

NameRoutledge International Handbooks

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    Tomlinson, A. (2016). FIFA: "For the game. For the world"? The world governing body's escalating crisis of credibility. In A. Bairner, J. Kelly, & J. W. Lee (Eds.), Routledge handbook of sport and politics (pp. 251-265). (Routledge International Handbooks). Routledge.