Africa, Football and FIFA: Politics, Colonialism and Resistance (Sport in the Global Society No. 23)
By: Paul Darby (author)Hardback
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This book explores the role of FIFA in brokering the development of football in Africa and its relationship with that continent's football associations and regional governing body. Africa is no longer on the periphery of world football but the economic disparities between the first and the third worlds hinder the development of the game. The author shows convincingly how Africa's advance within world football is tied to its national political economy and how the balance of power within FIFA still clearly favours its European members.
Football diffusion and colonial doctrine in Africa; football, indigenous resistance and African independence; FIFA, Eurocentrism and the distribution of power in world football; Africa, Third World solidarity and the FIFA Presidency; Havelange, African resistance and the struggle for global equity; UEFA, FIFA and the scramble for Africa; Africa and the campaign for the summit of world football; theorizing Africa's place in FIFA's global order.
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