Professional sports have become a global force, a common language that anyone, regardless of their nationality, can understand. Yet sports also remain distinctly local. This book examines the 21st-century phenomenon of global sports, in which professional teams and their players have become agents of globalization.
How Sports are Reshaping Global Politics and Culture.
Andrei S. Markovits
is the Karl W. Deutsch Collegiate Professor of Comparative Politics and German Studies at the University of Michigan. His books include “Uncouth Nation: Why Europe Dislikes America” and “Offside: Soccer and American Exceptionalism” (both Princeton). Lars Rensmann is DAAD Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan