Nation, state and identity in international sport
Taylor and Francis
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The question of eligibility for international sporting representation (ISR) has become increasingly contentious. In this paper we argue that the current ISR regulations are outdated and problematic. Sporting governing bodies ought to ignore citizenship as a criterion for ISR, and instead ISR should be based on a normative account of national belonging which would operate primarily on grounds of early socialisation and longterm residency. This approach would avoid many of the pragmatic and moral pathologies of ISR, and would utilise sports potential in promoting a liberal and progressive understanding of national ties.
Iorwerth H., Hardman A. and Jones C.R. (2014) 'Nation, state and identity in international sport', National Identities, 16(4), pp. 327-347
This article was published in National Identities on 26 March 2014 (online), available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14608944.2014.897316
Cardiff Metropolitan University (Grant ID: Cardiff Metropolian (Internal))
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