International Centre for
Sports Studies

Avenue DuPeyrou 1
2000 Neuchâtel
Tel +41 32 718 39 00


The CIES, in cooperation with partner universities and institutions around the world, publishes research focused mainly in the areas of law, sociology, geography, history and economics of sport.

The CIES publications can be ordered online on this web site.

To order the Staempfli and Peter Lang publications, follow the links to the publishers' web sites.

Access to the Online Bookshop.

Our last publications

Tue. 04 October 2016

“The Balotelli Generation”: New book from the International Centre for Sport Studies (CIES)

The International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES) is pleased to announce the publishing of the 205-page book “The Balotelli generation. Issues of Inclusion and Belonging in Italian Football and Society”, which is authored by...[more]

Tue. 04 October 2016

« Aux frontières du football et du politique » : parution du dernier ouvrage du CIES dédié au supportérisme [In french only]

Le Centre International d’Etude du Sport (CIES) a le plaisir d’annoncer la parution du livre « Aux frontières du football et du politique. Supportérismes et engagement militant dans l’espace public » aux Editions Peter Lang....[more]

Mon. 09 May 2016

The CIES Football Observatory publishes landmark book “Slow foot”

The International Centre for Sports Studies is pleased to announce the publishing of the French version of the 190-page book “Slow foot”. The new book, of which an English version will be available later in the year, is written...[more]

Wed. 02 March 2016

CIES publishes findings from second football governance research project – Leagues and Clubs

Building on its first governance study about national associations and leagues (Boillat & Poli, 2014), CIES has published a second book that analyses the league-club relationship and issues around internal club governance....[more]

Tue. 23 February 2016

(In French only) Ballon rond et héros modernes : Quand la littérature s’intéresse à la masculinité des terrains de football

(In French only) Si le sport a d’abord été considéré comme un « divertissement pour analphabètes », la littérature sportive émerge dès la fin du XIXe siècle et les collections qui lui sont dédiées se multiplient. En 1928, la...[more]