SI SPORT WEEK #2-1: The Political Economy of Football

The commercialisation of football is a widely remarked upon phenomena and yet the causes driving this process remain too little understood. In this podcast Professor Wyn Grant tackles the political economy of football. In doing so he explores a variety of topics including: the impact of globalization upon football, the divergence between higher and lower division football clubs, the significance of ever increasing transfer fees, different models of club ownership across the globe and the financial sustainability of football clubs under current conditions.

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