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Seed Grant Awardee: Andrés Martinez

The Premier League and Globalization's Contradictions

Andrés Martinez | Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication

This project will be a study of the most global of all major sporting leagues, the English Premier League. English soccer has historically been a fairly insular affair, but in the past quarter-century, its top league came to be dominated by foreign players, coaches, owners, and, importantly, foreign fans. The result, beyond a global all-star level of competition on the field, is an off-field case study in how the lowering of cross-border barriers in sports impact broader attitudes towards globalization, demographic change, and national identity.  

Published Work

PDF icon England' s Premier League is globalized, but even Brexitrattled Britain cheers. For now.

PDF icon World Cup won't give Putin global power

PDF icon Brexit could kill a global sports success story (opinion) - CNN

PDF icon Proposed Wembley sale latest move in the globalization of Premier League - GlobalSport Matters

PDF icon Soccer is the perfect cosmopolitan antidote to Donald Trump

PDF icon Brutality of relegation one of the great dramas of Premier League - GlobalSport Matters

Last updated March 2020.

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