Author: Michał Marcin Kobierecki
Institution: University of Łódź
Year of publication: 2019
Source: Show
Pages: 216-231
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PDF: apsp/64/apsp6413.pdf

The goal of the research was to investigate FIFA, one of the most important international sports organisations, from the perspective of its diplomatic subjectivity. It is a case study concerning the process of selection of the World Cup hosts by FIFA, in reference to the engagement of presidents, prime ministers and other representatives of national authorities of states that hosted FIFA World Cup in bidding for the tournament within last the 30 years. The hypothesis that was verified within the research assumed that through selecting World Cup host FIFA obtains diplomatic subjectivity. This refers to research questions concerning the willingness of state leaders to engage in contacts and negotiations with sports officials and reasons for such engagement.


Celem pracy jest zbadanie jednej z najważniejszych organizacji sportowych, jaką jest FIFA, z perspektywy jej dyplomatycznej podmiotowości. Badanie stanowi studium przypadku poświęcone procesowi wybierania gospodarzy mistrzostw świata w piłce nożnej w kontekście wspierania poszczególnych kandydatur przez prezydentów, premierów i innych przedstawicieli władz państw, którym ostatecznie przyznano organizację mistrzostw świata w ostatnich 30 latach. Hipoteza, która została poddana weryfikacji, zakładała, że poprzez wybieranie gospodarzy mistrzostw świata w piłce nożnej FIFA uzyskuje podmiotowość dyplomatyczną. Wiąże się to z pytaniami badawczymi dotyczącymi gotowości przywódców państwowych do angażowania się w kontakty i negocjacje z działaczami sportowymi oraz przyczyn takiego zaangażowania.


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