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Surveillance, Governance and Professional Sport

Warren, Ian, Palmer, Darren and Whelan, Chad 2014, Surveillance, Governance and Professional Sport, Surveillance & Society, vol. 11, no. 4, pp. 439-453.

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Title Surveillance, Governance and Professional Sport
Author(s) Warren, Ian
Palmer, Darren
Whelan, Chad
Journal name Surveillance & Society
Volume number 11
Issue number 4
Start page 439
End page 453
Total pages 15
Publisher Surveillance Studies Network
Place of publication Kingston, Ontario
Publication date 2014-02-12
ISSN 1477-7487
Keyword(s) Surveillance
Criminal law
Regulation
Sports governance
Sports fans
Professional athletes
Public policy
Discipline
Summary The surveillance capacities of professional sports clubs and Leagues are directly related to their modes of governance. This paper identifies how private sports clubs enact surveillance through processes of inclusion and exclusion. Using three examples to demonstrate these processes, we argue that the surveillance mechanisms associated with sports governance at times replicate, at other times contradict, and at other times influence those associated with broader law enforcement and security developments. These examples also suggest potential increases in surveillance activities that emerge in club governance often flow from external concerns regarding allegations of crime, national security breaches and corruption. These context-specific case studies (Flyvbjerg 2001) demonstrate how surveillance and identity authentication are closely tied to the complex, multi-tiered governance structures and practices in three distinct sports. We then explore how these patterns can be interpreted as either connected to or distinct from equivalent developments involving the surveillance surge (Murakami Wood 2009) and concepts of inclusion and exclusion under the criminal law. We conclude by discussing how both internal and external regulatory forces can shape interrelated facets of surveillance, governance and exclusion in elite sports.
Language eng
Field of Research 160204 Criminological Theories
160299 Criminology not elsewhere classified
180103 Administrative Law
Socio Economic Objective 950102 Organised Sports
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2014, Surveillance Studies Network, Queens University
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