Université de Neuchâtel

Liability of football clubs for supporters' misconduct : a study into the interaction between disciplinary regulations of sports organisations and civil law

Kleef, Rosmarijn Heleen Carolien Van ; Castermans, Alex Geert (Dir.) ; Rigozzi, Antonio (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2016.

Supporters’ misconduct is an unfortunate phenomenon connected to the most popular sport in the word. Despite many legislative efforts, incidents keep occurring, often resulting in damage. The difficulty in addressing the misbehaving individuals directly has led to the idea of addressing football clubs instead. The rules created by national and international football organisations hold clubs...

Université de Neuchâtel

Les lieux de l'interaction : fréquentation du stade et intégration sociale à Neuchâtel

Besson, Roger ; Piguet, Etienne (Dir.) ; Moine, Alexandre (Codir.) ; Bromberger, Christian (Codir.) ; Matthey, Laurent (Codir.) ; Minca, Claudio (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2012.

Au cours du mois de février 2007, Neuchâtel célèbre l’inauguration d’un stade de football flambant neuf. Pour le club de Neuchâtel Xamax, qui fait face à des difficultés économiques chroniques, cette infrastructure laisse miroiter un avenir prometteur. On vante alors sans retenue le plus grand confort de la nouvelle enceinte que l’on décrit comme un lieu convivial et propice à la...

Université de Neuchâtel

Football : le défi de la diversité linguistique

Lavric, Eva ; Steiner, Jasmin

In: Bulletin VALS-ASLA, 2012, vol. 95, p. 15-33

From a sociolinguistic perspective, football clubs are an example of a multilingual professional environment in which non-linguistic means play an important role, where competence levels vary greatly and which is dominated by the primary goal of success for the team. In such a context, communication is an asset and a challenge for both individual players and the club collectively. Interestingly,...

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Production de footballeurs, réseaux marchands et mobilités professionnelles dans l'économie globale : le cas des joueurs africains en Europe

Poli, Raffaele ; Piguet, Etienne (Dir.) ; Praichaux, Jean (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2008 ; Th.2006.

Cette thèse de doctorat en géographie humaine étudie le commerce et les migrations internationales des footballeurs africains vers et à l‘intérieur de l’Europe à travers un cadre théorique relationnel. L’objectif est de mieux comprendre à travers l’étude de cas des joueurs africains différents mécanismes ayant plus largement cours dans le contexte de l’économie globale, tels...

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Migrations de footballeurs et mondialisation : du système-monde aux réseaux sociaux = Migration of football players and globalisation : from the world system to social networks


In: M@appemonde. Revue trimestrielle sur l’image géographique et les formes du territoire, 2007, vol. 88, no. 4, p. 1-12

The number of Latin American and African football players in Europe is constantly increasing. They account for around 20% of players under contract to the clubs in the five main championships (Germany, England, Spain, France and Italy). This paper analyses their recruitment from low-income countries to richer countries through a relationship approach. It shows that economic criteria alone are not...

Université de Neuchâtel

Football, imaginaire et jeux identitaires à Abidjan

Poli, Raffaele

In: Ethnographiques, 2003, p. 1-17

The article focuses on the imaginary dimension of playing soccer in Abidjan’s popular neighborhood and underlines its importance at the oneiric level for the youth by the analysis of the names given to soccer Academies in the municipality of Yopougon. Six main categories of identification (“professional”, “idealized”, “geographical”, “to youth”, “to nature”, “to the...

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Les frontières de la « libre » circulation dans le football européen : Vers une mondialisation des flux de joueurs ?

Poli, Raffaele ; Ravenel, Loïc

In: Espace Population Société, 2005, p. 293-303

State borders are less and less relevant vvhen determining sovereign territorial limits. However, in terms of peoples' mobility, even if they are pushed to the periphery of emerging territories, State borders continue to play a crucial role in the controlling and regulation of flows, especially for non-skilled migrants. Our paper focuses on the professional football players' case. This group is...

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Migrations and trade of African football players : historic, geographical and cultural aspects

Poli, Raffaele

In: Afrika-Spectrum, 2006, vol. 41, no. 3, p. 393-414

Professional football clubs worldwide are recruiting an increasing number of African players. While the underlying vested interests for profit and business are important, it is on a cultural level that this phenomenon has its greatest impact. The African football player as a popular icon, ambassador and mediator, is invested with a triple role, which is often difficult for him to assume. Indeed,...