Football, Nationality and the State examines the complex and ever-changing relationship between football (its development and structure), nationality and the state.*Presents a unique perspective on the relationship between football and politics.*Adopts an international, cross-cultural perspective.*Examines the role of women in football.*Includes results of extensive feildwork, and material previously unavailable in the English language.
Dr Vic Duke Senior lecturer in Sociology at the University of Salford. He is well known and respected both for his work on the Sociology of football and for his work on Eastern Europe and has published extensively in both these areas. He is currently involved in a major EU funded research project on the economic and social effects of privatisation in Eastern and Central Europe. Dr Liz Crolley Lecturer in Spanish at Manchester Metropolitan University and has worked extensively in the field of football research as well as producing a series on football for the World Service.