The Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies and the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies have published the 57th issue of the bimonthly peer-reviewed political science and international relations journal, Siyasat Arabiya.
This special issue dedicated to Sport and Politics, includes an introduction by Mahfouz Amara, “The Politics of Research as a Socially Constructed Process: A Constructivist Approach to Sport between Pluralism and Relativism.” This Issue also includes the following articles “The Rebellious Game” A Political History of Football in the Middle East and North Africa between the Global and the Local” by Jan Busse and René Wildangel; “Media and Sports as Tools for Building and Marketing National: Character: Case Study of Qatar” by Kamal Hamidou; “Measuring Countries' Capacities to use Sport as an Instrument of Soft Power: The World Sport Power Index” by Nadim Nassif; “The Evolution and Impact of the Sporting Boycott of Israel” by Ihab Maharmeh.
The issue presents translations of two papers: Pierre Bourdieu’s “The state, economics and sport,” by Ali Hakim Salih and Ian Henry’s “The transferability of western principles and values in governance of sport” by Mohammed Hemchi.
Also included in this issue is the documentation of Milestones in Democratic Transition in the Arab World and Palestine over two months, 1/5-30/6/2022, along with select Documents of Democratic Transition in the Arab World.
The issue ends with Abdelkarim Amengay’s review of Populism in Sport, Leisure, and Popular Culture edited by Bryan Clift & Alan Tomlison.