Governance, Good Governance and Football: General Considerations to Reflect On

Governance, Good Governance and Football: General Considerations to Reflect On

What is governance? What is good governance? Why is it such a relevant topic? What good governance principles can be useful to football?

Good governance has become a particularly trendy matter to address. Countless conferences, seminars… and articles are trying to tackle this topic. So yes, this article, in its own way, is certainly trendy. But trendy is not enough (or maybe sometimes it is…).

The purpose of this article will not be to describe a good governance recipe for public or private organizations, including football ones, to implement. Alternatively, the idea of this article is to come back to the concepts of governance and good governance, specifically from a historical perspective - history always being an important aspect to understand the present - and some general considerations on some key principles of good governance.

 

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