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Title: European governance: ‘Football or Champions League?’
Authors: Kentrotis, Kyriakos 
Author Department Affiliations: Department of Balkan, Slavic & Oriental Studies 
Author School Affiliations: School of Economic and Regional Studies 
Subjects: FRASCATI__Social sciences
Keywords: EU
european governance
international relations
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Journal: Soccer & Society 
ISSN: 1466-0970
Volume: 19
Issue: 4
Start page: 483
End page: 497
This essay presents the evolution of European governance in a parallel symbiosis
with football. It describes the EU, this sui generis ‘team’, giving examples,
images, dates and events from the world of football. It seeks to contribute to the
debate on the changing profile of EU institutions through the looking glass of
football ones, as a ‘team’ in the framework of governance and international relations.
In particular, it uses the specific institutional example of the Champions
League as a source of analogies and regularities for the on-going European
experiment. It examines how far EU and football continue to encompass the
same joy of accomplishment after the dramatic change in their institutional and
political rules of play in an age ruled by the relentless and insatiable pursuit of
profit. The paper argues that European governance needs to redefine its integration’s
priorities, restoring dedication to and passion for the European project.
DOI: 10.1080/14660970.2016.1199424
Rights: CC0 1.0 Παγκόσμια
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Διεθνές
Corresponding Item Departments: Department of Balkan, Slavic & Oriental Studies
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