Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
LE11 3TU
+44 (0)1509 263171
Loughborough University

Loughborough University Institutional Repository

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/12635

Title: Keeping private governance private: is FIFA blackmailing national governments?
Authors: Garcia, Borja
Meier, Henk-Erik
Keywords: Football
Autonomy of sport
European Union
Issue Date: 2013
Citation: GARCIA, B. and MEIER, H.E., 2013. Keeping private governance private: is FIFA blackmailing national governments? 13th EUSA Biennial Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, 11-13 May 2013, 26pp.
Abstract: Governance by non-state actors has received increased attention. However, it is still controversial to what extent private governance regimes operate in an effective ‘shadow of hierarchy’. We focus on international football where a private governance regime actively claiming autonomy from public authorities has been established since 1904. We provide comparative case study evidence that FIFA as football’s global regulator has been able to force national governments and regulators to abandon interference in football’s matters even in case of blatant failures of private governance. Research supports the claim that private regimes providing unique governance contributions represent an institutional equilibrium able to resist challenges. Moreover, private governance arrangements that generate positive feedbacks for political stakeholders can shape their political environment. FIFA’s victories are highly problematic since they discourage national governments to fight misconduct in sport while it can be doubted that private governance alone can deal with the regulatory problems at stake.
Description: This paper was presented at the 13th EUSA Biennial Conference, Baltimore (Maryland, USA), 9-11 May 2013.
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/12635
Publisher Link: http://www.euce.org/eusa/2013/
Appears in Collections:Conference Papers and Presentations (Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences)

Files associated with this item:

File Description SizeFormat
Keeping private governance private_paper_eusa_BG.pdfAccepted version643.07 kBAdobe PDFView/Open


SFX Query

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.