The Sport and Politics Specialist Group explores how the development and significance of an increasingly professionalised and internationalised sporting environment impacts on the political process as well as on the way in which practitoners of politics use sport as a tool for political gain.

The 2020 annual conference will be held at Manchester Metropolitan University on Thursday, March 26, and Friday, March 27, 2020. For further information contact conference convener Dr. Paul Brannagan, Email: and check the following conference webpage: 

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Danyel Reiche

Role: Chair
Institution: American University of Beirut

Danny Fitzpatrick

Role: Secretary
Institution: Aston University

Jim O'Brien

Role: International Officer
Institution: Southampton Solent University

Paul Brannagan

Role: Treasurer
Institution: Manchester Metropolitan University


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Specialist Group event
18 Jun

The Department of Social, Political and Territorial Sciences ( University of Aveiro, is delighted to announce the Second International Conference...

--“ Power and Politics the challenges in a changing global structure”