An Economic Roadmap to the Dark Side of Sport

Volume I: Sport Manipulations

  • Wladimir Andreff

Part of the Palgrave Pivots in Sports Economics book series (PAPISE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Back Matter
    Pages 139-145

About this book


This Palgrave Pivot provides a comprehensive overview of economic aspects to criminal behaviour in sport. It addresses manipulations, dysfunctions, distortions and crimes triggered by economic interests or pure greed in sports, and challenges the governance of this important industry. Topics covered include hazing, sabotage, refereeing bias, technological manipulations, tanking, bad management, financial doping, ticket touting, circumventing the law through sport, discrimination and child labour.

The book is divided into three volumes. Volume I covers those economic manipulations that breach sports rules, sporting integrity, violate managerial rules and the law, and infringe human rights in sport. It builds up a typology of sport manipulations which makes sense from an economic standpoint, not only from a sporting or judicial perspective.

Volumes II and III (available separately) focus on Corruption and Economic Crime in Sport, respectively.

This book will be of interest to students, researchers and journalists in sports science, sports management and sports economics.


sports ethics economic violations of sports rules sport manipulations governance in sport economic crime in sport breaching sport rules sport regulations infringing human rights in sport

Authors and affiliations

  • Wladimir Andreff
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre d’Economie de la SorbonneUniversity Paris 1 Panthéon-SorbonneParisFrance

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-28455-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-28456-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2662-6438
  • Series Online ISSN 2662-6446
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