Politics and Sports Capitalism in the Southeast Asian Games
Juego, Bonn (2020). Politics and Sports Capitalism in the Southeast Asian Games. Perspectives Asia, 2020 (9), 30-34. https://hk.boell.org/sites/default/files/2020-09/perspectives-asia-no.9-web_1.pdf
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The Southeast Asian Games has been negatively politicised since the 1950s. It has sported a complex interplay of colonialism, decolonisation, nationalism, geopolitics, patronage and capitalism. Repurposing it for the well-being of individual athletes and the regional sporting culture is long overdue. Yet, to depoliticise sports toward positive purpose necessitates collective political action.
PublisherHeinrich Böll Stiftung
NB.A longer version of this article available on the publication's website, please see: https://th.boell.org/en/2020/09/01/politics-sports-capitalism-sea-games