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Searching for identity through football: the Nicosia derby
This essay refers to matters pertaining to fan identity and, in particular, examines how identity is formed in the more specific ideological space of what constitutes the fan base (both online and offline). To this effect, ...
The Politics and Culture of FC St. Pauli: from leftism, through anti-establishment, to commercialization
The mass appeal of football often renders the popular game susceptible to all things societal. Transforming football stadia to political arenas is an old phenomenon, particularly, when clubs boasting a glorious past are ...
The Semiotics of European Football
The present study concerns the origins of the emblems representing the sixteen national football associations and the respective teams that contested for European glory in the stadiums of Poland and Ukraine for it is of ...
Turkey's foreign policy options: Europe, the USA or Central Asia?
Accession to the European Union (EU) constitutes one of Turkey's primary foreign policy objectives. However, to establish whether the country would benefit from becoming part of an integrated Europe, its foreign policy ...
Franco, the popular game and ethnocentric conduct in modern Spanish football
Football is better known for its vast popularity across the world, while its unique nation-building qualities were widely recognized from the very inception of the game. In the case of Spain, the expansion of football was ...
Fascism, separatism and the ultràs: Discrimination in Italian football
The game of football is known as much for its mass appeal as for its nation-building properties. In the case of Italy, just as dictator Benito Mussolini employed the game to promote a distinct sense of national identity, ...
Black, blanc and beur: French football's 'foreign legion'
The French flag often serves as a symbol of multiculturalism, diversity and equality, yet integration in France is far from complete. Violent riots caused by racist incidents, prominent politicians inciting racial hatred ...
Deutschland über Alles: Discrimination in German football
Considering that the reunification of Germany demanded that present-day German society adjusts to the new political realities and an all-expansive European Union, by means of integrating the populations of a previously ...
The foreign policy of small powers
The purpose of this paper is to redress the relative shortage of small power studies, expand the theoretical understanding pertaining to this peculiar type of states and reassert the term 'small power' in the relevant ...