The nexus among sports and politics has gained strength during recent decades. Because the Middle East is one of the world’s most troubled regions, studies of Middle Eastern sports and the strong relation between sports and politics have become a major issue within the international community. Sport, Politics and Society in the Middle East, edited by Danyel Reiche and Tamir Sorek essentially aims at addressing the political, economic and sociological dimensions of the sports-politics nexus.
The editors of the book state that it is the product of two working groups held at Georgetown University of Qatar in 2017. The volume consists of ten valuable essays discussing different states and societies of the Middle East and authored by experts of various regional and non-regional origins.