Portuguese fight against match-fixing: which policies and what ethic?
Journal of Global Sport Management
Since 2015, several institutions have been implementing educational and awareness programs to fight against match-fixing in Portugal. This article gives an account of the political measures and campaigns implemented to tackle this problem. It addresses some ethical dilemmas that underline the preventative discourses and key cognitive limitations of the policy-making process. Prevention campaigns has often been created in a top-down approach where players, referees and coaches are guided to undertake attitudes and behaviours institutionally shaped, often determined by stakeholders out of the sports industry. Moreover, the problem tends to be confined as an exclusive issue of the sports industry. To counteract this limitation, the National Olympic Committee has developed an integrity program that comprehensively addresses good governance and institutional transparency as key factors to combat the phenomenon. However, the domestic policy-making process does not include integrity as a risk factor opening avenues to widespread trans-national organized crime infiltration in sport.
Match-fixing,Prevention,Portugal,Organized crime,Betting market
Classificação Fields of Science and Technology
- Economia e Gestão - Ciências Sociais
- Sociologia - Ciências Sociais
- Ciências Políticas - Ciências Sociais
Registos de financiamentos
|Referência de financiamento||Entidade Financiadora|
|SFRH/BPD/109364/2015||Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia|
|UID/CPO/03122/2013||Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia|