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In support of the 2010 FIFA South Africa World Cup, Routledge Journals has made 90 related research articles free to access.

The articles are compiled to six themes:

Culture, society and media, where you can find articles such as:

  • Football as code: the social diffusion of ‘soccer’ in South Africa
    By Lloyd Hill
  • Confessional tales from former football hooligans: a nostalgic, narcissistic wallow in football violence
    By Jon Dart
  • Women and gender in South African soccer: a brief history
    By Cynthia Fabrizio Pelak

History, where you can find articles such as:

  • FIFA and the men who made it
    By Alan Tomlinson
  • Global power struggles in world football: FIFA and UEFA, 1954–74, and their legacy
    By John Sugden and Alan Tomlinson

Economics, where you can find articles such as:

  • Africans’ Status in the European Football Players’ Labour Market
    By Raffaele Poli
  • The Political Economy of Mega-Stadiums and the Underdevelopment of Grassroots Football in South Africa
    By Peter Alegi
  • The global game of football: the 2002 World Cup and regional development in Japan
    By John Horne

Politics and policy, where you can find articles such as:

  • World Cup 2010: Africa’s turn or the turn on Africa?
    By Ashwin Desai and Goolam Vahed
  • ‘Make Goals Not War’: The Contribution of International Football to World Peace
    By Peter Hough

  • Sports as cultural diplomacy: the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa’s foreign policy
    By Sifiso Mxolisi Ndlovu

Tourism, where you can find articles such as:

  • The Potential Contribution of the 2010 Soccer World Cup to Climate Change: An Exploratory Study among Tourism Industry Stakeholders in the Tshwane Metropole of South Africa
    By I. Otto and E. T. Heath
  • Mega Event = Mega Impact? Travelling Fans’ Experience and Perceptions of the 2006 FIFA World Cup Host Nation
    By Magdalena Florek ,Tim Breitbarth and Francisco Conejo
  • The FIFA World Cup 2002: the effects of terrorism on sport tourists
    By Kristine Toohey , Tracy Taylor and Choong-Ki Lee

and Science and nutrition, where you can find articles such as:

  • Alcohol and football
    By R. J. Maughan

  • Decision-making skills, role specificity, and deliberate practice in association football refereeing
    By Peter Catteeuw, Werner Helsen, Bart Gilis and Johan Wagemans

A complete overview of the articles and access to download can be found here

The articles are available for download until 31 July 2010


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