Russell Holden
Position Director, In the Zone Sport and Politics Consultancy
Associated lecturer, Southampton Solent University
Contact Home page: In the Zone
Research interests

The use and abuse of sport by politicians, with reference to the influences of economic, social, and international politics agendas.

Ongoing reserch An exploration of the tensions central to the decisions made by the International Cricket Council and national governing boards regarding the game’s priorities and future, noting the changing power dynamic between these organisations and the “Indianisation” of the sport in the context of globalization theory.
Miscellaneous Co-Founder, Political Studies Association Sport and Politics Specialist Study Group,
Selected publications
  • The Politics of Sport. Community, Mobility and Identity, R. Holden & P. Gilchrist (eds.) Routledge 2011
  • Book review of Sport and Migration: Borders, Boundaries and Crossings, J. Maguire & M. Falcous (eds.) Routledge 2010; in Leisure/Loisir Vol 35 No 1 2011
  • ”International Cricket - The Hegemony of Commerce, the Decline of Government Interest and the End of Morality” in Sport in Society Vol 12 No 4/5 2009
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