Sport and peace-building in divided societies: playing with enemies

John Sugden, Alan Tomlinson

Research output: Book/ReportBook - authored


The study explores the genesis of research into the use of sport in the peace-building process, focusing upon the example of Football4Peace as a mehtodology for intervention in conflict-ridden contexts. Core examples are Northern Ireland, Israel, and South Africa. The book also shows how the authors' intellectual trajectories have shaped a critical sociological approach that helps understand the source of inter-cultural conflicts, but also allows for the evelopment of a critical pragmatism through which interventions can create possibilities of peaceful co-existence.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages182
ISBN (Electronic)9780203114766
ISBN (Print)9780415532686
Publication statusPublished - 14 Sept 2017

Publication series

NameRoutledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society


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