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Soccer Diplomacy: International Relations and Football since 1914

Heather L. Dichter


The book explores the nexus of the world’s most popular sport and diplomacy, as a tool of the nation-state–based diplomacy, as diplomacy of soccer as a non-state actor, and via the relationship between soccer and a variety of diplomatic actors in the subnational, national, and transnational context. Over the past century any number of states have sought to conduct diplomacy via soccer games, tournaments, and the sport’s governance structures, including the international governing body FIFA itself. FIFA’s tournaments, including its World Cup for men, youth players, or women, as well as regional ... More

Keywords: soccer, football, diplomacy, international relations, history, FIFA, nation-state, World Cup

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780813179513
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813179513.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Heather L. Dichter, editor
De Montfort University

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