Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD HANDBOOKS ONLINE (www.oxfordhandbooks.com). © Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Handbooks Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 06 July 2022

Abstract and Keywords

This chapter focuses on the emergence of a transnational sports law, or lex sportiva, ruling international sports. In the transnational law literature, the lex sportiva is often referred to as a key example, but rarely studied in practice. Yet, it constitutes an important playground for transnational legal practice, and this chapter aims to show why. The focus is first on the ensemble of rules of the lex sportiva produced through a variety of lawmaking procedures located within different institutions. The second section identifies the processes and institutions making the lex sportiva in its daily practice. Finally, while the lex sportiva is often presented as an autonomous transnational legal construct detached from territorialized legal and political contexts, the this section of the chapter aims to show that in practice it operates in intimate connection with them. Hence, its transnational operation is much less characterized by full autonomy than assemblage.

Keywords: lex sportiva, transnational law, global law, sports law, Court of Arbitration for Sports, International Olympic Committee, World Anti-Doping Agency, FIFA

Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.