Updated CFP: Second International Conference of the PSA Sport & Politics Group

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Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
June 16, 2022 to June 18, 2022
Location: 
Portugal
Subject Fields: 
Diplomacy and International Relations, Political Science, Public Policy, Sociology, Sport History / Studies

PSA (Political Studies Association) Sport and Politics Study Group, Second International Conference

“Sport, Power and Politics: Challenges in a changing global structure”

June 16, 17 and 18, 2022

Department of Social, Political and Territorial Sciences

University of Aveiro, Portugal

The Department of Social, Political and Territorial Sciences (DCSPT), University of Aveiro, is delighted to announce the revised dates of the Second International Conference of the PSA Sport & Politics Group - “Sport, Power and Politics: Challenges in a changing global structure”. We are looking forward to welcoming you all to Aveiro and our university on June 16 and 17, 2022. We are also excited to announce that, in partnership with Futebol Clube do Porto Museum and the FC Porto Football Sciences Institute, our conference will include an additional day. On Saturday, June 18, a visit to the Tour FC Porto (Museum + Stadium) has been scheduled. In addition, FC Porto will send a representative for a special session during our conference at the University. Full details will be sent to all delegates.

It is also with enormous pleasure that we inform you that, in collaboration with our conference, the specialist journal Frontiers in Sports and Active Living will publish a themed special issue entitled “Sport, Power and Policies”, with a range of completed papers. The topics covered are the same as those in the call for conference abstracts. Therefore, if you are interested in having your abstract evaluated by the editorial board of the special issue, please let us know when you send it to us. Please note that although we accept presentations in Portuguese for the Frontiers special issue, the paper must be written in English. We will provide more information about the special issue and the timetable for submitting the full paper shortly.

Last but not least the prestigious publisher Routledge will offer £200 in prizes (as book purchases) for our conference. There will be two prizes of £100 each, for the two best presentations: one will be awarded to a senior researchers and one to students/ junior researchers.

Keynote speakers

Dr Richard Giulianotti, Loughborough University, England

Dr Stacey Pope, Durham University, England

Dr. Flávio de Campos, University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil

Dr Pippo Russo, University of Florence, Italy

A representative from FC Porto (TBA)

We invite empirical, theoretical, and methodological papers from postgraduate students, early-career researchers, established academics and practitioners that address and interrogate, from a critical and global perspective, cultural, social, political, and experiential frameworks of sport. Contributions from the disciplines of public policy, sociology, politics, economics, anthropology, cultural studies, history, communication, law, and psychology are welcome. Possible themes include but are not limited to:

  • The Politics of Global Sport
  • Sport and Identity
  • Sport, Nationalism and Transnationalism
  • Sport Mega Events
  • Sports Policy and Governance
  • Inequality and/in Sport
  • Sport and Race
  • Sport and Gender
  • Sports Business and Sponsorship
  • Sports Law
  • Media and Sport
  • Contemporary Fandom and International Sports

Please send abstracts (300 words maximum) to sp3dcsptua@gmail.com by 23.59 (GMT) on April 17, 2022. We accept abstracts in English and Portuguese.

The venue

The conference will take place in the Department of Social, Political and Territorial Sciences (https://www.ua.pt/dcspt/#) of the University of Aveiro (https://www.ua.pt/).

On June 18, we will have a special tour at FC Porto Museum and Stadium, in Oporto.

Link to Conference Homepage: https://www.ua.pt/en/govcopp/page/26538

Contact Info: 

Emanuel Leite Jr., Researcher at the Centre for Asian Studies of the Department of Social, Political and Territorial Sciences (DCSPT-UA). Member of the research unit on Governance, Competitiveness and Public Policy (GOVCOPP). PhD in Public Policies from the University of Aveiro.