Russia and the 2018 FIFA World Cup

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Despite many negative expectations of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Russia delivered one of the best World Cups in living memory. This book brings together leading scholars working in Russian studies, sociology and political science to analyse the 2018 World Cup and assess its significance for sport, Russia and the world. Les mer
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Despite many negative expectations of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Russia delivered one of the best World Cups in living memory. This book brings together leading scholars working in Russian studies, sociology and political science to analyse the 2018 World Cup and assess its significance for sport, Russia and the world.


The book explores the connections between sport, soft power, populism, protest, and international politics, and investigates topics including security, surveillance, social media and patriotic mobilization, shining new light on key contemporary themes in the social sciences. It reflects upon the importance of sporting mega-events for public diplomacy, and considers what the 2018 World Cup can tell us about the current condition of Russian society and the Russian state.


This is fascinating reading for anybody with an interest in soccer, sport and society, Russia, international politics, events, or post-Soviet societies.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

Introduction: a sporting riddle wrapped in mystery


RICHARD ARNOLD


1 The state of play in Russian football


MANUEL VETH


2 Security and the spectacle: the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia's "safest city"


VOLKAN IPEK AND ANDREY MAKARYCHEV


3 Populist tactics: Ramzan Kadyrov's use of football as a political tool during the 2018 FIFA World Cup


MICHAEL COLE


4 Increased output legitimacy by hosting mega sport events? The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian Twitter discourse


HENK ERIK MEIER, JULIA GLATHE, MICHAEL MUTZ AND MARTIN HOELZEN


5 Sport and domestic "soft power" in Russia: take the skinheads bowling


RICHARD ARNOLD


6 The case of Pussy Riot's protest at the World Cup 2018 in Russia: 'the policeman enters the game'


OLGA IAKIMOVA


7 Football, film, and the Russian state: an unorthodox alliance


PETER ROLLBERG


8 Russian soft power as a result of FIFA 2018


TATIANA ZONOVA


9 Vladimir Putin, Russian foreign policy, and the 2018 FIFA World Cup: making Russia great again


ANDREW FOXALL


10 Global soft power and local effects of the World Cup in Russia, Brazil, and South Africa


MARINA MIKHAYLOVA

Om forfatteren

Richard Arnold is Associate Professor of Political Science at Muskingum University, USA, where he teaches courses on International Sports and Politics, Russian Politics, Russian Foreign Policy, and Ethnic Conflict and Nationalism.