Sport, Law and Philosophy: The Jurisprudence of Sport

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Sport, Law and Philosophy: The Jurisprudence of Sport discusses the intersection of law and sport and highlights its usefulness to both legal scholars and philosophers of sport. There is a general recognition that law and sports bear strong similarities. Both can be understood as systems of rules, with a judge/referee who has the power to adjudicate and to issue punishments/penalties. Divided into two parts, this volume presents an exploration of central philosophical issues arising from the intersections of law and sport and makes reference to current events and controversies. Experts from across the globe discuss a range of issues such as sports as legal systems, the game as a social contract, the role of the referee – including video assistant refereeing – rule breaking, equality in women’s sport, justice on the sports field and in the court room, and issues surrounding the application of law to sports. The book will be a valuable resource to undergraduates, postgraduates and for those working in the areas of legal philosophy, sports law and philosophy of sport.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSport, Law and Philosophy: The Jurisprudence of Sport
EditorsMiroslav Imbrišević
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages233
ISBN (Electronic)9781003096351
ISBN (Print)9780367560805
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2023


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