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The inevitability of corruption in Greek football
journal contributionposted on 2017-02-02, 13:54 authored by Argyro Elisavet Manoli, Georgios A. Antonopoulos, Alan BairnerAlan Bairner
From the late 1990s corrupt practices in Greek football have been considered to pose a serious threat to the integrity of the sport, with a number of schemes and measures being introduced as a response. The aim of this article is to show why corruption in Greek football is inevitable by offering a detailed account of three football-related corrupt practices and highlighting their contextual parameters, as well as juxtaposing them against the set of measures that have been implemented. By placing corruption in football in the wider landscape of the country and of global football, and examining the political, structural and economic factors that contribute to the overall managerial and financial implications of corruption, we present the reader with the new norm which, in reality, makes corruption the ‘only game in town’.
- Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences
Published inSoccer & Society
CitationMANOLI, A.E., ANTONOPOULOS, G.A. and BAIRNER, A., 2017. The inevitability of corruption in Greek football. Soccer & Society, 20(2), pp. 199-215.
Publisher© Taylor & Francis
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NotesThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Soccer & Society on 14th March 2017, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/14660970.2017.1302936.