Supporters Direct are delighted to have partnered with Palgrave Macmillan to offer two lucky people the chance to win their new publication 'Football and Supporter Activism in Europe - Whose game is it?'.
This book is the first to explore and compare football governance, fandom culture and supporter engagement in Europe. With a specific focus on supporter activism and campaigning, the collection provides a comparative study of several European countries.
The authors, García and Zheng, argue that supporters, despite being the pillar or the ‘lifeblood of their club, see their role in football governance marginalised. The volume is unique in that it challenges the widely accepted assumption that membership football clubs encourage the democratic participation of supporters. Covering football fandom in both the traditional ‘big five leagues and non-‘big five countries such as Portugal, Turkey, Croatia, Poland and Czech Republic.
The book will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines, including sociology, history, sport management, sport governance and political science as well as supporters in the movement.
In order to enter the competition, you need to comment on this article below finishing this sentence: “To me, Supporter Activism means….”.
There will be two winners of this competition, both will receive a copy of the above publication. The competition deadline is the 9th September 2018 at midnight.
All competition rules are available to download below and if you have any questions please comment on the article and we will get back to you shortly.