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.

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Our last publications

Wed. 05 June 2019

Our publication series on world football governance is now freely available in electronic format.

The International Centre for Sports Studies is happy to make its three edited volumes on football governance available for free. They have been issued following FIFA mandates and various other  research projects implemented...[more]

Wed. 09 January 2019

Publication du nouvel ouvrage du CIES: le loisir sportif en Afrique et ses implications politiques et sociales sous la loupe du sociologue Désiré Manirakiza.

[IN FRENCH ONLY] Le Centre International d’Etude du Sport (CIES) a le plaisir d’annoncer la publication de l’ouvrage Sport-loisir, pouvoir et société : jeux et enjeux autour du « deux-zéro » et du « bonbon » au Cameroun,...[more]

Wed. 09 January 2019

“A friendly business?” – Publication of CIES’ new book edited by author and journalist Steve Menary on the issue of friendlies in the globalised football era.

The International Centre for Sport Studies (CIES) is pleased to announce the publication of the Steve Menary’s book “A friendly business? A critical evaluation of the globalisation and commercialisaton of the preseason friendly”,...[more]

Thu. 27 September 2018

En marge des grands – Parution du dernier ouvrage dédié à l’histoire et aux enjeux du football en Belgique et en Suisse [French only]

Le Centre International d’Etude du Sport (CIES) a le plaisir d’annoncer la parution du livre « En marge des grands: le football en Belgique et en Suisse » aux Editions Peter Lang. L’ouvrage de 225 pages, édité par Thomas...[more]

Mon. 12 February 2018

CIES publishes its third governance research project focusing on professional players and the labour-management relationship in world football

Tallec Marston, Kevin, Boillat, Camille and Roitman, Fernando. Governance relationships in football between management and labour – Players, Clubs, Leagues and National Associations. Neuchâtel: CIES, 2017. Pp. 176. Building on...[more]

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