Leeds United on Trial

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In these increasingly ‘libertarian’ though conservative times I want to raise a question about the nature of contemporary state intervention in popular cultural industries like football, especially through the judiciary, magistracy and police, but also in terms of a wider governance, indeed ‘governmentality’, of popular culture by governing bodies and by private and public companies like professional football clubs. I want to take as a case study the so-called ‘Leeds United trial’, although it is by no means the only example2 we could select. First let us set the scene for the case study.

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Redhead, S., (2016) “Leeds United on Trial”, Entertainment and Sports Law Journal 1(3), p.5. doi: https://doi.org/10.16997/eslj.161

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Steve Redhead (Professor of Law and Popular Culture in the School of Law, Manchester, Metropolitan University)

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