Rights, risks and responsibilities in the recruitment of children within the global football industry
journal contributionposted on 17.10.2019, 09:13 authored by Carolynne MasonCarolynne Mason, Paul Darby, Eleanor Drywood, James EssonJames Esson, Serhat YilmazSerhat Yilmaz
This paper examines children’s engagement with the increasingly global and commercialised football industry. By combining a Global Production Network approach and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child it is argued that, for children’s rights and best interests to be better upheld and realised within the football industry, regulatory conditions need to account for geographical contextuality and incorporate scope for children to inform regulatory frameworks and practice. The paper highlights the importance of designing and implementing research that recognises and operationalises children’s agency, which can both inform and influence regulations and practices, better to reflect children’s best interests.
- Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences
- Social Sciences and Humanities
- Geography and Environment