Arab Autocrats Put Their Stamp on Global Sports Governance

  • James M. Dorsey


Arab autocracy and international sports, particularly soccer, governance have much in common. The impact and management styles of past and current senior figures in global sport who hail from the Gulf illustrate the way international sports associations have supported Arab autocracy and contributed to the malaise in governance that has sparked massive scandals. While the scandals have prompted reforms, they have failed to tackle fundamental issues such as the incestuous relationship between sports and politics.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS)SingaporeSingapore

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