Arcames, petit village pittoresque et sans histoire... ou creuset d'une secte apocalyptique préparant l'indicible ?
Ici, l'on se tait, et l'étranger est suspect.
Sport has enjoyed steadily increasing prominence and economic importance since the Millennium. But threats to its integrity appear to have grown in parallel, undermining the very sense of innocence and fun which is an important part of its appeal. Threats to the spirit of sport come from internal, external and even state actors, who seek either to manipulate events on the field or to exploit the institutions of sport for their own ends. As the reputation of sport becomes more tarnished as a result, its sustainability as a significant part of the entertainment industry is called into question and loss of reputation may even result in decline in recreational play.
In this wide-ranging collection of essays, the international team of contributors explores the structural economic sources of the problems that beset sport and address the question of ‘what is to be done?’ through economic reasoning. Specific topics covered include doping, match-fixing for betting or sporting gain, the role of forensic statistics in detecting nefarious activity, issues related to club ownership, corruption in the awarding of mega-events and within sports governing bodies, and the role of the law and the Court of Arbitration for Sport. In the final chapter, the Editors pull together the various strands and propose that policy to mitigate the threat to fair play should be built around two themes: improving sports governance and designing incentives to help actors in sport choose honest over manipulative behaviour.
The book will appeal to practitioners from sport management as well as to academics including students and researchers.
When he first sets foot on his inheritance, Albert quickly realises that there is absolutely nothing there, nothing except for the frequent presence of Victoria, a very attractive young girl in search of a suntan.
Just as the two are getting to know each other better, a Russian trawler (spy ship) runs aground on the Island.
The other side of the Island is soon occupied by the United States Marines and Victoria and Albert find themselves caught up in a precarious and hilarious Cold War stand off.
And to My Nephew Albert...is a classic satire from the author(s) of The Great Dinosaur Robbery and After Me, The Deluge.
The contributors to this volume include: Colleen Boyle, Jazmina Cininas, Rhett D’Costa, Lesley Duxbury, Phil Edwards, David Forrest, Julian Goddard, Paul Gough, Michael Graeve, Ian Haig, Shane Hulbert, Richard Harding, Ruth Johnstone, Robin Kingston, Laresa Kosloff, Keely Macarow, Maggie McCormick, Grace McQuilten, Sally Mannall, Nikos Pantazopoulos, David Thomas, and Darrin Verhagen.