Towards a Sociological Understanding of Football Hooliganism as a World Phenomenon

  title={Towards a Sociological Understanding of Football Hooliganism as a World Phenomenon},
  author={Eric Dunning},
  journal={European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research},
  • E. Dunning
  • Published 1 June 2000
  • Sociology
  • European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research
In this article a sociological diagnosis of football hooliganism as a world phenomenon is given. The author uses mainly English (newspaper) data about football violence (in and outside England) as an empirical base to explore how hooliganism can be theorised and understood. These data can usefully serve as a rough indication of the worldwide incidence of football hooliganism in the twentieth century. The author favours the figurational/process-sociological approach to football hooliganism which… 

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