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An Economic Roadmap to the Dark Side of Sport

Volume II: Corruption in Sport


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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Wladimir Andreff
    Pages 1-12
  3. Wladimir Andreff
    Pages 13-52
  4. Wladimir Andreff
    Pages 53-74
  5. Wladimir Andreff
    Pages 75-91
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 93-97

About this book


This Palgrave Pivot surveys facts and cases exhibiting and exemplifying corruption in sport. The standard economic theory (economics of crime, game theory) is introduced alongside the economic methods (sanctions, etc.) which are currently derived from it to combat corrupt sport and their limitations. The complexity and multidimensional nature of sports corruption are examined, and a focus is applied to certain types of corruption that are unique to the sports industry. Corruption is revealed to be the outcome of weak and deficient governance structures.

The book is divided into three volumes. Volume II presents a variety of corruption facts in different sports, in different countries and continents in order to exhibit how much corrupt sport is globalised. Some changes in governance are suggested that may pave the way to more effective combat against corruption in sports.

Volumes I and III (available separately) address Sport Manipulations 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.


Corruption in sports online betting-related match fixing doping in sport globalisation of sport Corruption in sport governing bodies Beckerian standard economics of crime Global criminal networking in sport

Authors and affiliations

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

About the authors

Wladimir Andreff is Emeritus Professor at the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France. He is also President of the Scientific Council at the Observatory of the Sports Economy, French Ministry for Sports, as well as Honorary President and former President (2002-05) of the International Association of Sport Economists, Honorary President of the European Sports Economics Association, former President of the French Economic Association (2007-08) and Honorary Member and former President of the European Association for Comparative Economic Studies (1997-98). His research and teaching interests include sports economics, economics of (post-communist) transition and international economics, and he is author of 12 books, over 450 scientific articles, of which over 150 are in sports economics, and editor of 17 books published or translated in 18 languages. He is the 2019 winner of the Chelladurai Award from the European Association of Sport Management.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title An Economic Roadmap to the Dark Side of Sport
  • Book Subtitle Volume II: Corruption in Sport
  • Authors Wladimir Andreff
  • Series Title Palgrave Pivots in Sports Economics
  • Series Abbreviated Title Palgrave Pivots in Sports Economics
  • DOI
  • 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)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-28478-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-28481-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-28479-4
  • Series ISSN 2662-6438
  • Series E-ISSN 2662-6446
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 97
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Sports Economics
    Sport Science
    International Sports Law
    Organized Crime
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