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Title: The governance of professional baseball in Taiwan
Authors: Lee, Ping-Chao
Keywords: Sport
Baseball
Governance
Theories of the state
Strategic relations theory
Taiwan
Political clientelism
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: © Ping-Chao Lee
Abstract: This thesis reviews the system of governance of professional baseball in Taiwan, which has developed since its inception in 1990. The analysis undertaken reviews three case studies of major events in the baseball world in Taiwan to provide an insight into the principal interests and forces in the governance system. In theoretical terms the study employs and evaluates classical theories of the state, strategic relations theory and governance theory to describe, evaluate and explain the processes evident in the three cases. The study concludes that the governance system is characterised by a tension between mechanisms of 'modem' liberal politics, and 'traditional' forms of political clientelism.
Description: Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy of Loughborough University.
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/7727
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